Michael LoMonico is the author of That Shakespeare Kid, and The Shakespeare Book of Lists. He was the Senior Consultant on National Education for the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. He speaks about Shakespeare and leads teacher workshops across the country. It is his goal to change the way that Shakespeare is taught in this country, and so far he has taught Shakespeare courses and workshops for teachers and students in 40 states as well as in Canada, the Bahamas, and England. He has also worked online with teachers in Argentina, Romania, South Africa, and Russia.
He was an assistant to the editor for the curriculum section of all three volumes of the Folger’s Shakespeare Set Free series, published by Washington Square Press.
Michael is an accomplished teacher and taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Stony Brook University. He taught high school English on Long Island for 33 years.
Selected Speaking and Consulting
Keynote Speaker, Iowa Council Teachers of English, Johnston, Iowa, October 2018
Keynote Speaker, Grand Valley Shakespeare Conference, Grand Valley, Michigan, September 2018
Professional Development, Health and Science Charter School, Bronx, NY, August 2018
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) 2001-2018
Professional Development, Bronxville (NY) HS, November 2017
Shakespeare in Paradise workshop, Nassau Bahamas, October 2017
Visiting Professor, Fairfield University, April 2017 and 2018
First Folio Workshop, Emory University, November 2016
“First Folio Workshop” The Morgan Library, June 2016
BAM Shakespeare Conference, April 2016
Flyspecks and the First Folio, University of Northern Colorado, March 2016
Flyspecks and the First Folio, Billings, Montana, October 2015
Professional Learning Day, Williamsville, NY, September 2015
Professional Development Workshop, The Chapin School, NYC, April 2015
Workshop at Shakespeare Association of America, Toronto, CA, March 2013
Shakespeare Works When Shakespeare Plays, Featured Presenter, UC Davis, January 2013
Shakespeare Uncovered, National Education Advisory Board, WNET, December 2012
World's Together Conference, London, UK, September 2012
Shakespeare: Words & Actions, Alberta, Canada Schools, October 2012
Shakespeare 101 at the Greene Space, Host of radio show, WNYC, June 2012
Core Knowledge Conference, September 2011.
Stand Up for Shakespeare at the Greene Space, WNYC, August 2011.
Shakespeare: Sources and Adaptations, Cambridge University, UK. September 2011
Teaching Shakespeare Weekend, University of Northern Colorado, April 2011
Shakespeare Set Free. California Lutheran University, August 2010
Shakespeare Theater Association, Globe Theater in London, January 2010
Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, Ontario, October 2009 and 2010.
Georgia Council of Teachers of English, Keynote Speaker, 2008
Minnesota Council of Teachers of English, Keynote Speaker, 2006
Shakespeare and Media: A Technology Workshop
The English-Speaking Union of the United States Associate Director of Education, 2001-2005
Westchester Teacher Center/College of New Rochelle, taught graduate courses, 1994-1997
The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey
The Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival
Region VIII Texas Schools
Greenville SC Schools
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival