Michelle started at LCDS in 2019, though she has been teaching since 2000. Originally from Canton, Michigan, she came to the DC area to play intercollegiate soccer at George Mason University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She followed with a Masters of Arts in Elementary Education from Campbell University. Michelle taught for 8 years as a classroom teacher working with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders before transitioning to coaching teachers. She has worked as an instructional coach and math coach for Fairfax County Public Schools and has been an education consultant for ten years. For the past 3 years, she has worked as a coach for Metamorphosis, TLC in New York City. Michelle enjoys spending time with her family.