From 2003 to 2013, he served in administrative capacities for OCSA, first as the Director of Student Activities, then as an assistant principal from 2006 – 2013, before departing to become an assistant principal at El Toro and Mission Viejo High Schools. As an assistant principal, Mike has overseen master scheduling, college advising, student intervention and support, behavior management, facilities, emergency procedures, assisted with WASC visits in 2004 and 2010 that resulted in full six-year clear accreditations, three California Distinguished School Awards in 2005, 2009, and 2013, and a National Blue Ribbon Award in 2006. Mike has worked as a guest lecturer in the University of California, Irvine Masters in Teaching program, working with credential candidates on creating effective learning environments in the classroom. Mr. Cicek also participates in the Orange County Department of Education’s Institute on Leadership Development Advisory Council.
Mr. Cicek holds a bachelor’s degree in history and minor degrees in theater and teacher education from the University of California, San Diego. After UCSD, he received his teaching credential from University of California, Irvine. Mike also possesses a master’s degree in educational administration from Pepperdine University.