Michael Cartolano

Michael Cartolano

Mike Cartolano was the art teacher and department chair at H. Frank Carey High School in Franklin Square, NY. As a 2020 LifeChanger of the Year nominee, Mike is in the running for the Capstone Award which honors retiring K-12 educators.
This is part of a series of posts from nominees for our LifeChanger of the Year educator recognition program. We meet scores of fascinating LifeChangers every year who have interesting perspectives to share about children, education and life.

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SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO FIND THE SIDE DOOR

Michael Cartolano is a LifeChanger of the Year nominee in the running for the Capstone Award which honors retiring K-12 educators. This year Michael, who was an art teacher and department chair, retired from H. Frank Carey High School in Franklin Square, NY. We are honored to share some of his words of wisdom as he reflects on an important lesson he’s learned as an educator.

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