Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Michael Norris
I have worked for Lawrence Public Schools since 2006. I spent the first three years teaching English at West Junior High School (now West Middle School) and then moved to Lawrence High in 2009 as an assistant principal. Previously, I taught two years in the Kansas City, KS school district and five in the North Kansas City, MO school district.
I received a BSE and a MSE from the University of Kansas, both in education. I received an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from Southeast State University and have Completed AP coursework at Truman State University. In 2007, I completed an Ed.S. in educational administration at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. In December of 2016, I completed a doctorate at the University of Kansas.
The celebrated writer E.M. Forster once said, “One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.” I am passionate in my role as an educator and I believe that many of the difficult issues in education today can be faced effectively by passionate teachers. Education can change lives and no child should ever be denied the transformative power of a great education.