Mike Pickering is the Zone Superintendent for the POWER Zone group of schools in District 49 in Colo Spgs, CO. Ahead of his appointment in June 2013, he served as curriculum, instruction, and assessment administrator to the zone providing the leadership needed to make significant progress with innovation initiatives. Pickering brings a diverse range of educational leadership experiences. He has served as teacher, building level administrator and zone administrator for District 49. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts, a master's in curriculum and instruction and a doctorate in educational leadership, research and policy.