Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Psychology University of Iowa M.A. Education Lewis University

Mr. Michael Rutkowski

I've been teaching in Valley View School District for 10 years and view my profession as an incredible opportunity to help influence our nation's youth in a positive manner.  Aside from teaching; my passions include spending time with my family, travelling the world, sports, backpacking and fishing.  I recognize the need for students to grow as much as possible both academically and socially.  The world is now a global economy, which presents new challenges for our youth.  Your children no longer only compete for jobs with other young adults in America.  Rather, young adults from all of the world strive to find life and employment in America.  This increases job competition exponentially, and creates an even greater need for high levels of academic and social achievement.  I look forward to using the 3 prong approach in an effort to maximize you child's success.  With your child's commitment, your support and my help I am excited to see each individual's great potential turn into real skill and knowledge.