Dr. Michael Sass is beginning his "second act" in a lifetime as an educator.

He recently completed his career as an educator in Illinois after 33 years of service. He started out his career as a special education teacher with students with physical disabilities. Dr. Sass then served a number of schools districts in suburban Chicago as a principal and district office administrator.

For the last 15 years he was a School Superintendent of a large fast growing suburban Chicago district. During this time he managed a $50 million dollar budget and was an inspiring leader for thousands of students and staff.

Over the years, he has mentored and guided numerous administrators to be strong leaders assisting them to go on and serve as school district leaders themselves. 

One of the areas he is most proud of is recognizing that the work environment a leader provides his staff has such a strong impact not only on the lives of employees but the students they serve. As a result, he created excellent compensation plans, training programs, strong communication standards, and a collaborative culture.

The school district provided Financial Education to support staff recognizing financial stress at home leads to health problems and stress for employees and their families.


With the development of Catalyst Academy, Dr.Sass is now utilizing the talents and experiences he has developed over the years to now motivate people to take charge and get control of their money. He wants to teach people financial literacy with the heart of a teacher. 

Dr. Sass has always been a strong advocate for children and the staff under his care. He now wants to the same for you as a client of Catalyst Academy.