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Introducing Mike Johnston


Here's a picture and some basic info on Mike Johnston, the Denver-area principal and recently-unearthed Obama advisor whose school is being visited by the candidate as part of a big high schools speech. 

A Colo. native and Vail Mountain School grad, Johnston is Yale undergrad, TFA 97, Harvard ed school master's degree, New Leaders co-founder (not sure how long he was there), and Yale law school.  He won an international Rubik's Cube competition at the age of eight, wrote a book about his TFA experience in the Mississippi delta, and is currently training for the 170-pound division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.  (Two of those last three are made up.)

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I actually read his book shortly before I started teaching. It's pretty good.

I was kind of pumped at the thought of a UFC principal, though.

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