Michelle is an educator with 8 plus years of experience teaching and working with children, parents, administrators and teachers. She is aware of how the national, state and local education policies affect the community. In addition, she has several years of customer service skills, has taught Internationally, and is a co-founder of the Democratic Women's Council of Douglas County and a former CEO of a nonprofit.
Michelle taught in private schools for more than five years. She is currently teaching Early Childhood Special Education in the DeKalb County Public School System. She enjoys teaching her students and is deeply passionate about them exceeding in their academics and in their careers.
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Douglas County School Board District-4 "It's All About The Children"
8486 Campbellton St. #411 Douglasville, GA 30133 404-480-3421
Michelle has served in China through ESEC working with approximately 1000 teachers from various provinces in China to help improve their oral English and right brain teaching skills. The teachers in China learned how to apply the Total Immersion Program methodology and principles in their classrooms via 15 Teaching Attributes, such as Attitude, Communication, Student Centered Learning, and Taxonomy of Thinking. She currently recruits for ESEC.
Michelle has and continues to volunteer with Hosea Destiny World Church since 2005 where they serve women and children at a shelter and partner with various other organizations to feed the homeless.
Michelle is currently a member of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and the Douglas County Democratic Party.
Michelle is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She worked with her father at an early age on the campaigns for Alderman Anna Langford of the 16th Ward, one of the first two female Chicago Aldermen and the first African-American Mayor of Chicago, Harold Washington. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Information Systems from Illinois State University (ISU), a MBA and a MPA from Keller Graduate School of Management, and also a teaching certificate in Early Childhood (Special Needs) Education from Mercer University. Michelle also has learned American Sign Language (ASL) and signs whenever an opportunity presents itself.