Mr. Michael Friedman

Mathematics Instructor


I’m proud to be a senior Math teacher at CVGS.  I’m originally from Dallas, TX, and after a brief stint programming calculator software at Texas Instruments, I found myself teaching and never looked back.  Prior to coming to the Governor’s School, I taught for 9 years in North Carolina and 10 years around the corner at E. C. Glass.  I’ve taught every level of high school math from remedial pre-algebra to Advanced Placement Calculus and Statistics with the occasional section of Physics or Computer Science thrown in there for good measure.

Educational Background

Personal Background

As previously mentioned, I grew up in Texas, and after spending my undergraduate in New Orleans, I returned.  There I met my future wife Erin, and we moved to Chapel Hill, where she would pursue her PhD in Biology at the University of North Carolina.  During that time, we had our two wonderful sons, Gabe and Austin. Our two education careers brought us here to Lynchburg; I taught at E. C. Glass, and Erin currently teaches at the University of Lynchburg. When the four of us aren’t in school, we’re either at home building Lego; playing board, card, and video games; or on the road visiting friends, family, and national parks. The four of us have made it to 47 of the states so far with the final three already planned. In any remaining free time, I love to read sci-fi and fantasy books.