Michael O'GradyMiddle School Science Teacher
"Vulneratus non victus (Wounded, not conquered)." - O'Grady Family Motto
Michael O'Grady is returning to the classroom after five years as an environmental educator with the Central Park Conservancy. He's excited to inspire lifelong environmental stewards by sharing the rich diversity of plant and animal life living in our urban greenspaces. Growing up in Hawaii and the Oregon Coast, he spent his childhood exploring forests and tidepools before riding the rails on a three-day cross-country train adventure. Arriving in New York, he joined the New York City Teaching Fellows, earned his master's degree in Elementary Education, and taught elementary school for nine years in the Bronx.