Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Michael Hallinan
Hello and welcome to Video Production and Journalism! I am super excited to welcome new and familiar faces to another year at Trailside Middle School! As a huge fan of reading, writing, film, and storytelling in general, I am beyond excited to begin talking about books, films, and (hopefully) helping you to love them as much as I do!
I am from Altoona Pennsylvania, a small town about 2 hours outside of Pittsburgh (Go Bucs!). I received my Bachelors in English Education at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (confusing, I know. It's located in a small town in Pennsylvania called Indiana). After subbing in Pennsylvania for a few years, I began teaching full time when Trailside opened. Over the past five years I have taught English, Journalism, and Video Production.
I am a huge fan of movies: from the classic black and white, to the fun action popcorn blockbusters. I also enjoy writing scripts and filming movies with my friends and family. In college I was involved in several student films.
I also am an avid collector of comic books. I love Superman, Spider-Man, The Avengers, Batman, Green Lantern...again, too many to list. When I'm not reading, I enjoy geocaching, writing, watching and making movies (both good and bad!), swimming, and playing tabletop games. I also run the Trailside Dungeons and Dragons club after school.
I had a wonderful time running Timber Wolf Productions and am looking forward to returning to English as well! Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions, comments, concerns, or just to check in on your child.