Mike Kersjes

Mike Kersjes is the president of Space IS Special Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps special education students enhance their science and mathematics skills using space as a motivational theme. Kersjes has been a special education teacher and football coach for more than twenty years with the Forest Hills public school system and is currently working with NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and the University of California, Irvine. The film rights for his book, A Smile as Big as the Moon (St. Martin’s Griffin), have been sold to Jerry Bruckheimer for Walt Disney Pictures.