Adjunct Assistant Professor
Michael Hazelton is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Education here at the USC Rossier School of Education. In addition to teaching in the school’s Master of Arts in Teacher Education programs, he is a consultant to various schools throughout California and Arizona.
Hazelton is the past founding President of New Education for Communities (NEC) and School for Integrated Academics and Technology (SIATech), which received a Golden Bell Award, 2005. He has more than 30 years of successful public school experience with the Oceanside Unified School District and Guajome Park Academy. Mr. Hazelton has been a school principal and instructional leader at an elementary school, continuation high school, and comprehensive high school. He holds California Administrative credentials, and math, technology, and science credentials. All of his experience has been in school settings with significant emphasis in serving disadvantaged youth. In each of these settings, he has demonstrated student performance improvements in math and language skills along with improved attendance and school safety. He has served as the west coast liaison for Harvard University’s Principal’s Center.