Michelle has served in various roles in education in the state of Tennessee since 2001, most recently as principal of a K-5 elementary school in Knox County. She is a certified cognitive coach and has experience in various types of school communities.
Michelle began her work as a classroom teacher of grades 4, 5, and 6 in Knox County, Tennessee. In addition to her 11 years in the classroom, Michelle served as an instructional coach, TAP master teacher, leadership academy fellow, assistant principal, and principal.
Michelle earned bachelor's and master's degrees in elementary education as well as an educational specialist degree in educational leadership from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.