Phone: 469-219-2180, x 80451
Degrees and Certifications:
BS Communication Arts & Sciences (Lyndon State College: Lyndonville, Vermont) Trade and Industrial Education (6-12) (Texas Educator Certificate)
Mr. Michael Hatch
I am so excited to be at Prosper High School! I'm proud to be teaching Broadcast I, Broadcast II, Broadcast Practicum and Radio/Digital Audio Technology I & II. Through these classes, I'm advising Eagle Nation Network which includes Eagle Nation News (ENN) and Gametime; as well as PHS The Talon (PHS Radio). This is my second year teaching at Prosper High School: I previously taught at a private broadcasting school for over 15 years. I'm passionate about the radio and television broadcasting industries: and look forward to sharing that excitement with my students in a fun, challenging and engaging classroom (and studio) environment!
I graduated from Hollis/Brookline High School in Hollis, New Hampshire, and then went on to earn a BS Communication Arts & Sciences degree at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont. Even though I did a lot of television broadcast news in college, continue to judge for the BEA's Festival of Media Arts, and do a great deal of video editing for my church, my background is primarily in radio: I've worked in the industry for over 25 years. On-Air Personality, Producer, Production, Promotions, News, Music Director, Web Content/Social Media: I've done it all! I've been blessed to meet everyone from The Ghost Hunters to Fall Out Boy to Blondie. My favorite career highlight: covering Stephen King's Press Conference!
I currently live in Savannah with my amazing wife and two beautiful kids. My hobbies include movies and music. One of my favorite quotes is from Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) in We Bought A Zoo: "You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it."
It's awesome to be a Prosper Eagle! Here's to a stellar year!
Michael Hatch - Room #1156
Available Conference Periods: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 2:29pm-3:59pm, please schedule in advance.
Tutorials Available: Tuesday 7:50am-8:20am & 3:59pm-4:29pm, please schedule in advance.
1st Period: Radio/Digital Audio Technology I & II (Google Classroom)
5th Period (Room #1146): Broadcast I (Google Classroom)
2nd & 6th Period: Broadcast II/Broadcast Practicum (Live ENN) (Google Classroom)
3rd & 7th Period: Broadcast II/Broadcast Practicum (Live ENN) (Google Classroom)
4th & 8th Period: Conference
Student Driver Permission Slip and Indemnification Form (for Broadcast I, Broadcast II & Broadcast Practicum)
Broadcast I, Broadcast II & Broadcast Practicum Class Supplies: Class 10 SDHC card (8GB minimum: not micro), 8 AA batteries, USB flash drive (8GB minimum)
Radio/Digital Audio Technology I & II Class Supplies: USB flash drive (8GB minimum)