Michael Strong Co-Founder Board Member. Michael Strong is a pioneer in education and independent learning. He is the author of The Habit of Thought: From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice, and the founder of innovative Socratic, Montessori, and Paideia schools and programs in Alaska, Florida, California, Texas, and New Mexico. Moreno Valley High School, the charter school for which Michael was the founding principal, was ranked the 36th best public high school in the U.S. on the Washington Post’s 2006 Challenge Index. Michael is co-founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Visionary Officer of FLOW.