Instructor and Implementation Coach

Mike Azzalina is an IIRP Instructor and Implementation Coach. He has spent over 16 years in public education as an elementary school teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal across elementary and middle schools. During this time, Mike was introduced and trained in restorative practices. He worked to implement it in his leadership approach and across his teams. Mike is passionate about building connections and relationships with people while helping them to develop those same connections with others. In doing so, he invests himself in the stories of others to better understand their experiences. He is dedicated to the world of education and hopes to provide an environment in which staff, students, and the related community are confident in their abilities to participate, work, and learn because they feel they are cared for and that their voices matter. Mike is a rising author and public motivational speaker with the goal of passing along his passion to educators everywhere. 

Mike earned his Bachelor in Elementary Education from Elizabethtown College, Master of Curriculum and Instruction from Penn State University, and Master of Educational Leadership from the American College of Education. He is currently working toward his graduate certificate in Restorative Practices through the IIRP.