My name is Mike O’Connell and I live in Northern Virginia with my wife, son, and two cats. I moved here in 2011 after spending most of my life in upstate New York.
I have several different jobs. Most days I’m either teaching or playing music. By day I’m a teacher for the Loudoun County (Virginia) Public School district. I’ve also been an adjunct college professor for most of the past eight years. Some terms I teach political science, some terms I teach history, and some terms I teach some combination of both. I love the study of politics and government, much more so than participating in elections firsthand.
In my other life I am a musician. My main instrument is the piano, and I’m a songwriter as well. You can check out my musical offerings on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.
For a more complete biography you can check out my forthcoming posts about various things I’ve done previously.