Michael Soet, partner and co-founder of ElevatED Learning Services, has worked in education for almost 25 years. Michael began his career teaching English as a Foreign Language in two different high schools in Poland. He joined the faculty of The Manhattan International High School (MIHS), a school for recent immigrant EL students, as a social studies teacher in 1999 and later became the assistant principal of that school. In 2005, Michael and a small group of educators founded the International High School at Lafayette, a replica of MIHS and a member of the Internationals Network for Public Schools. He served as the founding principal of IHSL for six years before joining the Internationals Network for Public Schools as an educational consultant. While at INPS, Michael designed and conducted workshops for teachers and administrators, both within and outside of the network on such topics as language development, project-based learning, collaborative learning, reading, scaffolding, interdisciplinary planning, assessment, and SLIFE. Michael and Daria Witt (also of INPS) formed ElevatED Learning Services in 2017 and continue to provide professional development, coaching, and curricular services to educators of English Learners. Michael received an MA in Teaching from Columbia University-Teachers College and a BA from Northwestern University, where he double-majored in history and art history. He is fluent in Spanish and Polish and conversant in French.