Degrees and Certifications:
M.A. in Marketing / Emerson College (Boston) B.A. in Broadcast Journalism / Penn State University Teacher Certifications in Journalism, English, Social Studies
Mr. Mike Birnbaum
Hello! I am the Journalism/Newspaper/Yearbook teacher at Plano East Senior High School. I'm excited to be a part of such a vibrant community and I really look forward to the 2023-2024 school year. This is my 12th year teaching in Texas and my 2nd year at PESH. I have lived in Texas for over 13 years now, but I was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA (Go Eagles!). After college, I spent seven years working for CNN as a writer and associate producer. I eventually transitioned to the field of public relations, working for clients in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Tulsa, where my goal was to gain positive publicity and media exposure for a multitude of clients. Eventually, I decided to follow in my parents' footsteps and become an educator. I relocated to Texas and never looked back.
https://classroom.google.com/c/NTIzMjQ1NTYyOTA0 Google Classroom: Photojournalism
https://classroom.google.com/c/NjE3MjQxNDM1NDEw Google Classroom: Yearbook
https://classroom.google.com/c/NjE3MjQ1NDgwOTc5 Google Classroom: Newspaper
https://classroom.google.com/c/NjE3MjQ2NDcwMjA0 Google Classroom: Journalism
Photojournalism – 2nd period
Yearbook – 3rd period
Newspaper – 4th period (B lunch)
Editors -- 5th period
Journalism – 6th period
Conference 1st and 7th periods
Tutorials: After school Mon through Thurs, or by appt.