Michael Maita

Michael Maita

Physics

Email: mmaita@summitps.org

Michael is joining Summit Public Schools this year as an AP Environmental Science teacher after teaching in Chicago for five years. Although Michael’s formal education focused on physics, he has taught a wide array of subjects including environmental science, biology, chemistry, physics, genetics, geoscience, integrated science, calculus, and engineering. His goal as a science instructor is to create the framework for his students to develop a disciplinary mindset – to see the world through the eyes of a scientist, both in terms of wonder and appreciation for the natural world, as well as with the dispositions of a scientist, such as being skeptical of claims and valuing failure as a route to success.