Mr. Michael Landers



Degrees and Certifications:

National Board Certified; BA in English from SUNY at Buffalo; MA in English from UNC-Charlotte

Mr. Michael Landers

I am a HUGE education and public school advocate, as well as a passionate, National Board Certified English teacher originally from upstate NY (near Syracuse).  My undergraduate degree is in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and my Master's Degree is also in English (and English Education) from UNC-Charlotte.  This is my 23rd year teaching in North Carolina (16th in Cabarrus County Schools).  I was Certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards after submitting an intensive portfolio of my teaching in English II curriculum.  My Masters degree was focused on English I and II curriculum and approaches.  I was one of only about 300 (of 100,000) teachers selected to the North Carolina Governor's Teacher Network, which commissioned my work in writing a unit plan and resources for English I and II for all teachers in North Carolina to access.  I also spent about five years on our county's "Curriculum Writing Team."  I am certified by the College Board to teach AP English Language and Composition, and after almost 15 years of teaching this class, I was selected to be an "AP Reader," which allows me the opportunity to convene with thousands of other English educators each year to read and score essays from students around the world.  This experience has made me aware that CCS students can compete globally!
We are in this together, and I know that my broad spectrum of teaching experience meshed with my college teaching experiences will result in an amazing educational journey for all of our English students this semester.  I live with my wife of eight years, Lindsey Landers, an amazing art teacher at Central Cabarrus High; our elementary and pre-school sons, Maddox and Ryker.

Class Information

  • Spring Semester 2021!

    Our daily schedule:


    Students: Please see the schedule above (and focused below) and be logged into Canvas shortly before your class is scheduled to start!  My TEAMS LIVE meetings are ALL linked to Discussion Boards within Canvas and organized by date.  Once logged in on the home page, click on the link or go to "Discussion Board" on the left, and click on the appropriate date.  You may begin responding at any point as you await the start of class.

    Parents: The best way to reach me is by email:

    This page only serves as a "landing point" for getting linked to classes, as well as a spot for some public updates.  All course content and curriculum / assignments will be accessed exclusively through Canvas, where daily updates will occur.


    As mentioned in my "Bio" above, we enter this semester TOGETHER, teaching and learning in English!  The focus will be with the standards of the English I-IV curriculum, which focuses on each emerging from high school as an individual understanding his or her identity and potential roles in society as a career or college-ready citizen.

    Each unit will require students to be engaged, willing to read independently, discuss, speak, and write in response to their new learning and understanding.

    All materials and information, including assignments, lessons, and work submission will be tied to Canvas (accessed by the icon on the CCS Virtual Academy home page).  Parents can also access Canvas as well.  Please email me if you would like access.

    Email me at if you have any questions

Mr. Landers' Class Schedule


    Cabarrus County Schools Virtual Academy Schedule: Each class LINKED directly to the CANVAS page.

    Check-in time for some levels

    8:30 – 9:00

    Schedule this time in advance

    Block 1

    9:00 - 9:40

    9:40 - 10:10 (Conference time; small groups if needed)

    English I and Hon I

    Block 2

    10:15 – 10:55

    10:55 - 11:25 (Conference time; small groups if needed)

    English II and Hon II

    Block 3

    12:05 – 12:45

    12:45 - 1:15 (Conference time; small groups if needed)

    English 3&4 combo; Honors III

    Extra Help Time -ANY class

    1:20 – 2:00

    Let me know in class or via email to schedule a time.

    Office Hours; Meeting Time

    2:00 - 3:15

    Meet by appointment



Last Modified on January 19, 2021