Mr. Festo

Early Education Teaching Fellow

Mr. Michael Festo is a Teacher Fellow in the Kindergarten Zinc class with Ms. Bennett. This is his first year teaching at BASIS Independent Brooklyn, and he is very excited to be here! He chose BASIS Independent Brooklyn because of the school’s drive for self-improvement not only in the students but also in the faculty as well.

Michael graduated from the University of Vermont’s Elementary Education program, majoring in elementary education and minoring in special education. He has taught in classes ranging from Kindergarten to 5th grade in Connecticut, Vermont, and even New Zealand during his time abroad.

In his spare time, Michael loves to listen to, write, and perform music. He plays guitar and sings in his own band, and he plays the drums and bass guitar in other bands. He is also a big New York sports fan, following the New York Mets and New York Knicks.