Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

MLC logoMetropolitan Learning Center

K x 12 student-centered education

2033 NW Glisan St. | Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (503) 916-5737

Mike Barber


I am happy to be the high school Educational Resource Center teacher at MLC. You'll find me in room 204 where I teach both a C and D block class in the afternoons, as well as in the other high school classrooms taking part and helping out. I love the creative challenge of my position, strategizing and helping students find success in each of their classes. I also love MLC. I've taught for 33 years, in Seattle, New York City, and here in Portland, and find MLC to be the most vibrant, interesting, and  creative place in which I've taught. I appreciate how we value individuality here. 

I recently completed a graduate degree in counseling psychology and am actively engaged in the arts. I'm a choreographer and dancer and produce the performance series Ten Tiny Dances (www.tentinydances.org).

Here's to a great school year!