Phone: 5923


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Education from Grand Canyon University. Teaching Credential in English from California.

Michael Handling

My name is Michael Handling. This school year begins my fourth year at GBHS and fifth year teaching. I have a Bachelor of Education (secondary) from the Grand Canyon University where I graduated Magma Cum Laude and received my teaching credential from the state of Arizona. I am NCLB compliant for California and acquired a California Single Subject certificate on 1 August 2015. Currently, I am working on a MA in English with an emphasis on Rhetoric and finish October of this year.

As a positive and motivated teacher, I am tenacious in providing students with a dynamic and exciting learning environment in which they can grow and develop. I am familiar with the Common Core curriculum, and I thrive on keeping on top of the latest resources and developments within the teaching industry. In my previous career, I was a Counterintelligence Agent in the US Army, where I was tasked with not only deploying overseas but also becoming an instructor for future soldiers. With an in-depth background with technology and English/Language Arts, I seek to encourage students to enjoy extra-curricular activities and study groups, which as an Eagle Scout, I believe instills them with self-directed lifelong learning.


1st Period - AP Language and Composition
2nd Period - AP Language and Composition
3rd Period - Prep 11
4th Period - CP English 11

1st Period - Prep
2nd Period - AP Language and Composition
3rd Period - CP English 11
4th Period - AP Language and Composition