Ohio farm girl turned urban teacher. Michele spends most of her time navigating the turmoil that comes with nurturing her three children: a 27 year old (Olivia), a 29 year old (Maxwell) and a 10 year old (Hazel). She attended Ohio University where she earned a B.S. in Elementary Education and has been a teacher at Hilltop since 2006. She previously taught kindergarten in Seattle Public Schools for many years. At Hilltop she brings her Appalachian roots to the Ocean room by sharing songs, dancing, stories and her strange regional dialect.
When not teaching Michele enjoys music, movies, running, knitting and spending time with her high school sweetheart/husband. Michele greatly appreciates when people remember to spell her name with only one “L”.