Mr. Michael Landers

Phone: 704-260-6690 find "Landers" to go to voicemail


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 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.  I have lived here for 21 years and have taught every grade level from 6th to college, and also currently serve as an Adjunct Instructor at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. I also love my work advising the AWSUM Club (Athletes Who Share Unselfish Moments), witnessing the young adults give back to the community.  I live with my wife of six years, Lindsey Landers, an amazing art teacher at Central Cabarrus High; our toddler sons, Maddox and Ryker.

Class Information

  • COVID-19 "State of Emergency" Plans

    I provide learning opportunities through our "Learning Management System" called Canvas.  This can be accessed on the HOME page of the MPHS website by clicking on the Canvas icon near the top right of the page (below the school address).  All students have logged in to this system already and it has been functioning well.


    I also have two-way communication among my students and parents with the email listed below.


    I have an action plan for students with limited access to internet or technology.  By the start of next week, I will be reaching out (by email and phone) to ANY student from whom I have not heard. I will work to get hard copies of learning materials to these students.


    Email me at if you have any questions


    I teach AP English Language and Composition first period, (planning second period), Honors English I third period, and Honors English I fourth period.
    It is always good to read, and if you are looking for extra help and/or extra credit (with advance notice), I highly encourage reading news stories written at a higher level than most local papers.  Go to the New York Times by clicking HERE and browse the categories on the top of the page or look at the headlines on the main page.  Do the following, in your journal:
    • Label the page in your journal: "NY Times Story Analysis" and label it in your table of contents.
    • Choose a story / article that interests you and write its title on the page in your journal.
    • Read the story carefully, taking notes where necessary.
    • Identify the author's PURPOSE (and write it on the page in your journal)
    • Summarize the story in 5 sentences.
    • COMMENT on the story (your thoughts, opinions)

Mr. Landers' Class Schedule

  • Block 1

    7:15 – 8:38

    AP English Language and Composition

    Block 2

    8:42 - 10:09


    Tiger Time

    10:13 – 10:53


    Block 3

    10:55 – 12:48

    Honors English I

    Block 4

    12:52 – 2:15

    Honors English I



Last Modified on March 17, 2020