Michael Imes was the Director of the Great Lakes Teacher Development Program from its inception to 2011. Michael received his MFA from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He also has a BA from Iowa Wesleyan College and a Waldorf Teaching Certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and AWSNA. Michael taught grades 1 through 8 and 5 through 8 at Prairie Hill Waldorf School. Since 1988, he has been teaching ceramics at Carroll College, in Waukesha, Wisconsin.