January 25 – Week 23Week 23 (1/26/18)Welcome to Dr. Michael’s Classroom!
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Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Plato Academy!

My name is Dr. Michael Flynn.  I was born and raised on the south side of Chicago.  I became a teacher in 1993 after working as a custodian for the Chicago Public Schools for 10 years.  Prior to coming to Plato Academy, I worked at Amelia Earhart Specialty School and James Otis World Language Academy in Chicago, retiring in 2016.  I have two children, Shannon and Neil, along with two grandchildren Violet and Anthony.

As a youth, I attended Catholic schools through eighth grade and went to Curie High School on the southwest side of Chicago, graduating in 1978.  I attended college at the University of Illinois (Chicago) and obtained my PhD in Educational Policy from there in 2012.

A lifelong musician, I have an extensive guitar collection and still play every day.  I also enjoy teaching, writing, reading, skiing, working out at the health club, cycling, traveling and playing chess.  I have been with my wife Annie since 2001.  I am happy to have found Plato Academy as I believe that children learn best when they are happy and engaged.


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