Michael Meadows is a Teach Plus Maryland Teaching Policy Fellow teaches Italian at Hyattsville and Greenbelt Middle Schools. He is the world language department chair at Hyattsville and leads a self-started classroom management improvement program, designed to maximize consistency among teachers and academic achievement among students. Michael previously served as Director of the High School Cooperative Language Program at Yale University’s MacMillan International Center and program coordinator at the Yale Teaching Center. Michael has taught courses on Italian language, literature, and cinema at Gateway Community College and Yale University, where he won the Associates in Teaching Prize in 2012. Michael graduated from Cornell University with a BArch in Architecture and received his MA, MPhil, and PhD in Italian Language and Literature from Yale University.