At the time of his Award, math teacher Michael Arsenault combined exceptional content knowledge with creative and innovative teaching strategies at Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs. Teaching a variety of math subjects including geometry, advanced algebra, functions, statistics and trigonometry, Arsenault helps students learn through relevant, real-world applications of their learning. Formerly an information technology manager, senior application developer and Webmaster in the private sector, Arsenault is a leader in incorporating technology into his teaching and training fellow teachers on how to do the same. His instruction has helped students achieve consistent gains on the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP).While serving as a teacher at Academy Online High School, Arsenault coordinated a task force for online content development and served on several district level committees including the District Technology Advisory Council, the Assessment Support committee, and the Math Coach team. Currently, he is an Assistant Principal at Timberview Middle School in Colorado Springs.
1992 University of Nebraska - Lincoln, B.A.
2004 University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction
2006 Pine Creek High School - Teacher of the Year
2010 Finalist for Language, Technology, Math and Science - Russian Exchange Program