michael phaneufPhone: 617-680-6057
Email Address: michaelphaneuf76@gmail.com

Formal Education:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Babson College cum laude
Master in Education in Middle School Math Education and Special Education University of Massachusetts Boston

Competitive Background:
Regional and Sectional Competitor in Ice Dancing.

Number of Years Coaching: 5

PSA Ratings: 
Certified Group Instructor
Registered Ice Dance

PSA Ranking: Level II

Students’ Competitive Achievements:
Sectional Competitors in Juvenile Ice Dance
Theatre on Ice National Medalists
Theatre on Ice Preliminary Division National Champions
Nations Cup Competitors

Disciplines / Specialties:
Ice Dancing, Adaptive Skating, Free Skating, Moves in the Field, Group, Show and Individual Program Choreography

Awards / Accomplishments / Seminars:
2017 PSA Get Award PSA Volunteer of the Year Award

Affiliation with U.S. Figure Skating, PSA, ISU:
Member of the Adaptive Skating Committees for both US Figure Skating and PSA

Coaching Philosophy:
Skating can be for everybody. Whether you want to be an elite athlete, a recreational skater, adult skater, team skater, or adaptive skater; we as coaches can find a way for you to access the sport and help you reach your goals. Coaching is about unlocking the potential of your student to help them realize their dreams. It is a partnership between coaches, parents, and the athlete. The sport has the power to change lives.

Personal Profile:
Ocean, theatre, music, cooking, and gardening

Additional Comments:
Director of Adaptive Skating for JoySkate Productions
Special Education and ESL Teacher for Boston Public Schools
Teach Plus Teacher Leader and Education Policy Fellow