Phone: 773.534.7000


Degrees and Certifications:

MA Interdisciplinary Arts Education, Columbia College Chicago BFA History of Art/Studio Art, The Ohio State University Endorsements: English as a Second Language Bilingual Education - Spanish World Language - Spanish Art

Michael F Gallagher

Welcome! My name is Michael Gallagher and I have been teaching at CWLA for 4 ½ years as the Bilingual Coordinator and Spanish Bilingual teacher. This has given me the chance to get to know students in every grade level and I’ve loved it! This year, I will be meeting the newest and youngest students at the school as I transition to Kindergarten!  I’m in my 19th year as a bilingual teacher at CPS, but this will be my first year as a kindergarten homeroom teacher. I’m super excited about getting started and watching the little ones grow.

I’m originally from a big family in Columbus, Ohio and I moved to Chicago to attend Columbia College Chicago a very long time ago. I LoVe to travel, play tennis and I’m a practicing artist who shows around the Chicago area and over the summer of 2022 I even participated in an artist residency in Mexico City! I also love learning new things and sharing what I’ve learned with others, which is my favorite part of teaching.

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you might have. Or if you see me at school, say HI!