Meet Michael 

On Sundays, I sing in the Chancel Choir of Trinity English Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne.  
An advocate of experiential education,  I led students from Indianapolis on an educational journey through Thailand during the first months of 2019.  

Born and raised in Aboite, I graduated from Homestead High School and have earned a B.S. in Social Studies Education from Indiana University, Bloomington and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Education Technology from Ball State University. Indiana’s public schools have provided me with a world-class education and propel this campaign, as I want to ensure that current and future young people are afforded learning opportunities that will provide them with economic success and personal fulfillment. 

I currently teach English at North Side High School in Fort Wayne; during past school years, I have taught middle school Social Studies classes and high school Geography and Government classes. When not in the classroom, you can find me singing in the Chancel Choir of Trinity English Lutheran Church or cycling on the Fort Wayne Trails. 

 

 

 

 

WHY I'M RUNNING

In January, I attended an Education Town Hall in Fort Wayne where current state lawmakers proposed few solutions to our per-pupil funding and teacher retention challenges. They also chose not to commit to any monetary investments in our students and our schools.

It is clear that positive change will come to Indiana’s schools only when educators, who understand the day-to-day realities of teaching, are at the State House writing education policy. 


The inaction of current lawmakers on education issues has worsened Indiana’s teacher shortage and made it more difficult for schools to provide students with the best learning opportunities and repair buildings. Schools should not have to choose between repairing a ceiling or buying learning materials; they deserve both. 


When I am State Representative for Indiana's 83rd House district, which includes Aboite Township and Whitley County, we will make necessary investments in teachers, students, and schools. No excuses. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER 

The use of any photos or reference to any school, school district, teachers union, religious organization, or community organization does not imply an endorsement of candidacy. 

 

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My classroom at North Side High School, where I teach English. 
While teaching Social Studies at Memorial Park Middle School, I led a service club.  The club, Now's The Moment, painted the mural above as a way to recognize the contributions the arts make in our schools.  
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Email: bienz4rep@gmail.com 
Phone: 260-209-4677