Mr. Michael Leibig To All Instructors
Michael Leibig is a stay-at-home, homeschooling dad. He has four children, and he has homeschooled all of them since the first grade. Teaching them and helping them to grow and learn has been one of the most wonderful experiences of his life.
Michael graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Physics and received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Chicago. After doing pure research work for four more years, he decided to leave academia and pursue teaching, which was always what he really wanted to do. He taught high school physics at Princeton Day School in Princeton, NJ. When he and his wife Cora started their family, they decided that Mike would stay home with the children. As the kids got older, homeschooling seemed like something worth trying and they found a wonderful community of experienced homeschoolers to help them get started.
Now that the youngest of Michael’s kids is in high school, he has found himself with more time, and he is very excited to join the community at WEST to share his love of learning with its students. His teaching method emphasizes not only a seeing the real-world application of physics principles, but also a commitment to helping students develop a practical approach to solving problems.
Michael has two other passions – theater and board gaming. He satisfies his love of theater by coaching the Metro Edge Debate and Speech Club. His love of board gaming has caused him to acquire a large (maybe embarrassingly large) collection of board games, and he is always looking for friends to join him around a gaming table.