Micah is honored and privileged to be the High School Principal at LREI. He began his career here in 1999 as a mathematics and music teacher. In the past 18 years, he has also taught science electives, founded and coached a variety of sports, served as the Dean of Students, Assistant High School Principal, Interim Director of High School Admissions, and now Principal. He enjoys being active and playing sports, and is a practicing musician who still performs as a singer/songwriter, and as a drummer in a Rock and Blues band. He is a proud husband and father, and spending time with his family is one of the joys of his life.
It is an exciting place to learn — as a student and, from my seat, as an educator. We all learn here. Our challenging program sparks dialogue that requires every person in the classroom to think deeply and participate. There’s no sitting back and absorbing enough information to pass the next test or write the next paper. Our progressive program motivates students to collaborate with their peers and to discover their own personal passions and interests. Respecting teenagers as individuals, we encourage them to see themselves as scientists, artists, mathematicians, activists and writers with the power to create change now and 20 years from now.
I invite you to explore our rich and relevant curriculum, with its wide range of arts, sciences, foreign languages, math levels, history and English electives, and honors project opportunities. Throughout their high school experience, students are required to complete significant, authentic projects, presentations and papers as experts in the field. In fact, in their final trimester at LREI, each student completes a six-week internship at a company or organization of their choice, then designs a related research project and presents it to the school. Past seniors have interned at Random House, The Wall Street Journal, WNYC, Amnesty International and Harlem Hospital Center, just to name a few.
LREI graduates become the college students their peers admire — the ones who are leading discussions, planning events and standing on the front lines of causes they hold dear. Simply put, they’re passionate learners and passionate people. We are here to help them get there.