Mr. Michael Walker is a pedigreed administrator whose work ethic, passion for teaching and vision has transformed New Way into the amazing school it is today. Mr. Walker has worked in education for the entirety of his career and has a passion for students of all ages and what makes them successful 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 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. He has developed the thriving athletics program that has grown to 15 sports teams across all three levels. During his time at New Way, he has coached several of the teams including high school football, basketball and baseball.
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 would prepare New Way students for post secondary education.
Mr. Walker enjoys spending his weekends with his wife Denise and their two sons, Will and Christian. When he is not rooting on his favorite team, (Go Broncos!) you’ll likely find him eating at his favorite bbq restaurant or throwing the football around in the backyard with his boys.