Michael D. Bayewitz

Michael D. Bayewitz

Michael Bayewitz is the principal of Cloverly Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland. He has previously served as a director of elementary schools, principal, assistant principal, and classroom teacher.

 

Michael D. Bayewitz

Michael Bayewitz is the principal of Cloverly Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland. He has previously served as a director of elementary schools, principal, assistant principal, and classroom teacher. Through his twenty-four years of educational experience, he has provided supervision and direct support to more than seventy schools at the elementary, middle, and high school level.

From 2007 to 2012, Michael served as principal of Broad Acres Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland. Through the building of a PLC, Broad Acres gained national attention for its dramatic increases in student achievement At the elementary school, 95 percent of students receive free and reduced-price meals—the highest percentage in the district—and 70 percent of the students are English learners. Just ten years ago, fewer than 20 percent of students passed state exams. With a collaborative culture, targeted interventions, and a unique strategy for parent engagement, student achievement improved. In 2012, Broad Acres reached 88 percent proficiency in reading and 95 percent in math on the Maryland State Assessment.

Michael received the 2011 Dr. Edward Shirley Award for excellence in educational administration and supervision. He earned dual bachelor’s degrees in political science and African American and African Studies from Binghamton University. He earned a master’s degree in elementary education from George Washington University and received an administrative certification from Johns Hopkins University.

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Presentation titles by Michael D. Bayewitz

  • The Three Big Ideas of a PLC: Getting Started
  • Engaging Parents in Urban Schools
  • Leading High-Performing PLCs in High-Poverty Schools
  • How a PLC Transformed a Failing School: The Broad Acres Journey
  • Leading in a Culture of Collaboration

“Mike was very informative about PLC. He knows his stuff well and kept us engaged.”

Carmen Cervantes, elementary reading specialist, Murray E. Boone Elementary School, Texas

“I think he did a wonderful job connecting with our staff. He learned names quickly and related info to our state and demographics of our school.”

Marty Ortega, assistant principal, Murray E. Boone Elementary School, Texas