Michael Hude joined the faculty at The Heights in 2009 and teaches 9th Grade Core and philosophy, while also serving as a College Counselor. Prior to coming to The Heights, Michael served as the Director of the Elementary Tenley Achievement Program (TAP), a non-profit organization that mentors at-risk youth in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Michael earned a B.A. in philosophy with a concentration in classical languages from the University of Dallas. He then earned an M.A. from The Catholic University of America and taught courses in ancient and modern philosophy to its undergraduates. Michael, his wife Patty, and their children Elizabeth, Maximilian, and Emma, make their home in Frederick, Maryland.