Dr. Michael Riendeau
Michael Riendeau has directed the academic programs at Eagle Hill School since 1997. He continues to teach in the English Department, where he began at Eagle Hill School in 1989 after completing his AB in English at the College of the Holy Cross and a master's degree in education at Worcester State University. Dr. Riendeau completed his doctoral degree at the University of Massachusetts in 2003. His professional and research interests include disability theory, multicultural education, and teacher preparation and induction.
Dr. Riendeau is the founding director of the EHS Institute for Teacher Induction, created in 2005 in response to the teacher attrition crisis in urban public schools. The Institute has trained more than 1,200 teachers from urban districts—including Boston, Worcester, and Springfield—as well as worked with groups of teachers from cities across the country.
In 2010, Dr. Riendeau created Learning Diversity, a blog for educators, parents, and students. His professional affiliations include the Learning Disabilities Association of Massachusetts, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the National Council of Teachers of English. He is a founding member of the Cognitive Diversity Project.
Dr. Riendeau has presented at numerous professional conferences, including IWCA, TABS, AAEE, and LDA conferences, at Ghent University, and, Harvard Graduate School of Education. He was the keynote speaker at the University of New Hampshire Embracing Learning Diversity Conference in 2015.
Dr. Riendeau’s publications include articles in English Journal, Independent School, and the Washington Post.