Michael Parsons

West Virginia Field Coordinator


Michael Parsons is the founder of Vandalia Community School in Charleston, West Virginia. Vandalia Community School is a learner-led microschool focused on hands-on and autonomous learning. Vandalia currently serves students from grades one through eight and plans to serve students through grade twelve. 

Michael holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Chemistry and Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from Marshall University. He has taught in higher education and at local Montessori schools. In his free time, Michael likes to travel and camp with his wife, Bri, and their children, Aden, Jade, and Andi.