Shaun McMichael

High School Teacher/English Language Learners at Federal Way High School


Class of 2009, BA in Psychology and English – Creative Writing, Master of Arts in Teaching

McMichael works as an English teacher at Federal Way High School and has worked with Pongo Teen Writing, a Seattle-based nonprofit writing effort with at-risk youth.

How does your time at SPU connect to what you’re doing today?

I got my MAT and BA in psychology in creative writing from SPU.

Which SPU faculty or staff member made a difference in your education?

During my undergrad, Dr. Doug Thorpe modeled not only how to make connections within a text and throughout history and culture but also how to be a spiritual intellectual Christian deeply concerned and involved with people and current events.

What advice would you give to current SPU students?

Life gives us daily tests in loving others, including yourself. You can’t study for these or cheat, but there are retakes.