Michael Lipphardt is a Teach Plus Indianapolis Teaching Policy Fellow. Michael currently teaches algebra 2 and pre-calculus at Indianapolis Lighthouse College Prep Academy, where he is also the director of college transitions and has served as the after school program coordinator and mathematics department chair. He is a former Teach for America corps members and has taught in Texas and Illinois, where he was a State Farm Teaching Fellow. A graduate of the Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic systems, Michael has worked as a policy analyst for The Charles Group, LLC in Washington, D.C. He holds a BA in both Economics and Public Administration and Public Policy from Michigan State University and is finalizing his MA in School Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.