Who's Who Top Educators

Michael Vincent McCabe, EdD

Title: Mathematics Teacher
Company: Park View High School
Location: Sterling, Virginia, United States

Michael Vincent McCabe, EdD, Mathematics Teacher at Park View High School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education.

Dr. McCabe has been successful in a variety of occupations, but his working career has been bookended by teaching. As a U.S. Army officer, Mike trained and taught his soldiers, finishing his active service with the Distinguished Instructor Award from the U.S. Army Quartermaster School. Most recently, at Park View High School, Dr. McCabe served as a modern world history teacher between 2018 and 2019, a mathematics teacher since 2019, and has been the Math Department Chairman since 2022.

From 2000 to 2016, Dr. McCabe and his wife ran a local gift store in Maine. In Maine, Mike also was an advertising representative and a writer for the Maine Sunshine Travel Guides between 2001 and 2005. Prior to Maine, during his career at the U.S. Department of State between 1981 and 1999, Dr. McCabe served at U.S. Embassies in Manila, London, New Delhi, and Tokyo as an Administrative Officer, Consular Officer, Political Officer, and Science Officer before returning to Washington in 1993. In Washington, he was Director of the Policy Support Division in the Bureau of Oceans, Environmental, and Scientific Affairs. Dr. McCabe concluded his Foreign Service career as Director of APEC and OECD (dealing with International Communications and Information Policy) in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs between 1996 and 1999. During his career at the U.S. State Department, Dr. McCabe received five Meritorious Honor Awards for performance.

Dr. McCabe has engaged in a great deal of “learning on the job” as well as “learning in the classroom.” After graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1970, Dr. McCabe earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Southern California in 1974 and then a Doctorate in Education from the University of Virginia in 1980. While serving in the State Department in Washington, Dr. McCabe obtained a Master of Science degree from the National Defense University in 1996. As of late 2023, Dr. McCabe is pursuing a Master of Arts in history from Liberty University through an online studies program.

In Maine between 2000 and 2016, Dr. McCabe engaged in a variety of efforts to promote tourism. Besides the travel guides noted above, Mike served as chairman of the planning committee for the Down East Spring Birding Festival between 2003 and 2008, and as chairman of the writing and editorial committee for the Down East and Acadia birding trail map between 2007 and 2011. He also donated his time as president of the Cobscook Bay Area Chamber of Commerce between 2002 and 2007. Dr. McCabe was the Maine State Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year in 2007 and, with his wife, won the Maine Tourism Association’s Regional Award for Promoting Tourism in Downeast and Acadia in 2003. Dr. McCabe is a member of multiple organizations, including MENSA, the U.S. Chess Federation, the Sons of the American Revolution, and the alumni associations of West Point, the University of Southern California, and the University of Virginia.

Dr. McCabe attributes his success to the support of his parents, his wife and family, and to God. In the coming years, Dr. McCabe hopes to “continue teaching for some years still,” to revise a previously self-published genealogical work after conducting more research, and to write a couple of books. He published a tourist guide, “Coastal Way Down East”, for several years in Maine, and has published articles in the Virginia Journal of Education, State Magazine, New Technology Week, The Charlottesville Daily Progress, and the Journal for the Association of the Gifted. Outside of work, Dr. McCabe’s activities include chess, exercising, attempts at humor and poetry, reading, tabletop war games, and travel.

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