Michael Ehrhardt is the head of school at Cary Academy in the Research Triangle of North Carolina.
Dr. Ehrhardt earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. Olaf College. He also has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and a doctorate of educational administration from the University of Minnesota. Mike was head of school at the Marshall School in Duluth, Minnesota. Prior to his work at Marshall, he worked for four years at The American School in London, where he served as the middle school principal and the associate head of school for operations. He joined ASL after 10 years at the Graded School in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he served as director of technology, assistant high school principal, and finally middle school principal. He began his teaching career at the American School in Cyprus.
While in London, Mike taught an online philosophy class at the Virtual High School. At Marshall, he taught a “blended” journalism class. At Cary Academy he teaches a blended Global Leadership class with students and teachers from schools in North Carolina, Brazil, and India. He is a current board member of the Massachusetts-based Virtual High School Global Consortium.
Dr. Ehrhardt is seen above celebrating with students in the CA Outdoors Club on a five-day backpacking trip.
Below, he is celebrating with Marshall School graduates of the Class of 2011.
Below is his speech from that school year.