Mr. Michael Walker is an administrator whose work ethic, passion for teaching and educational vision has transformed New Way into the amazing school it is today. Mr. Walker has worked in education for his entire career and has worked hard to make sure students of all ages are set up for success inside and outside the classroom.
Mr. Walker graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing, before going on to earn a Masters’ degrees in both Education and Organizational Management. After working in several Special Education settings, Mr. Walker joined New Way Academy in 2005 as a 5th and 6th grade teacher. New Way felt an immediate impact from Mr. Walker’s leadership abilities. This included his development of a thriving athletics program that has grown to, at times, 15 sports teams across all three levels. He also continues to coach the high school football team.
Mr. Walker was appointed as the Head of Upper School in 2010 and, in 2012, Head of School. During this time he has focused on maintaining a supportive and nurturing lower school while building a rigorous junior high and high school that prepares New Way students for post secondary education and opportunities.
Mr. Walker enjoys spending his weekends with his wife, Denise, their sons, Will and Christian and daughter, Winter. When he is not rooting on his favorite football team, (Go Broncos!) you’ll likely find him eating at his favorite barbecue restaurant or throwing the football around in the backyard with his kids.