Dr. Michael Moody, Co-founder
Optimistic and naïve, Michael Moody began his career as a middle school teacher in Oakland, California ready to change the world. And it didn’t take long for him to realize he had a tendency for working to disrupt the status quo in a field that is nothing if not “traditional.”
In the many years since that first day in the classroom, Dr. Moody has served as an elementary teacher, instructional coach, school leader, district administrator, and consultant. In each of these roles he aspired to maintain a keen focus on ensuring that all students have equitable access to educational outcomes that will enable them to lead their fullest lives.
Dr. Michael Moody co-founded Insight Education Group and Insight ADVANCE to bring that aspiration to life. Both organizations were founded on the premise that high-quality educators are the key to student success. And it is this belief that continues to inspire his work today.
With successes spanning from the implementation of nationwide educator support initiatives to serving as Chief Academic Advisor in D.C. Public Schools (Washington, DC), Dr. Moody has supported numerous school, district and state leaders in the development and implementation of initiatives to support (and measure) educator effectiveness. Always challenging the status quo, he works with education organizations on the design and implementation of educator support models that actually work.
Through effective design and implementation of professional learning models, as well as the use of edtech to further increase the effectiveness of such models, Michael is determined to transform how educators are supported with the very lofty goal of providing every student in this country with instructional opportunities that will give them the foundation they need to both imagine their future and then achieve it – regardless of their race or socio-economic status.
Dr. Moody earned a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University, a master's degree in education with an emphasis on teaching and curriculum from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Southern California.