Miss Michelle started with Learning Pathways in 2014. During the past decade of her teaching career, Miss Michelle has had the experience of working in both regular and special education settings. She has worked with diverse youth of various ethnicities and learning abilities whose ages have ranged from infant to 17 years old.
Prior to working in preschool settings, Miss Michelle worked for Santa Clara County as an educational assistant at an alternative high school, helping at-risk youth complete high school and assisting them in job placement. She also organized and ran a women’s counseling group for teen girls, providing them with tutoring for the high school exit exam.
Miss Michelle worked as a Physical Education teacher at a Montessori elementary school and, for eight years, Miss Michelle was a junior kindergarten teacher, preparing 4-5 year children for kindergarten and first grade.
Miss Michelle has a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences. She was also awarded an Early Childhood Education Certificate of Merit. In addition, Miss Michelle has completed the necessary courses required to obtain her Director's Permit. Never to believe that she is “done learning”, she is always in the midst of continuing her education, enrolling whenever possible in college evening courses and educational seminars.
Miss Michelle is a dedicated professional with a strong passion toward working with youth and helping them reach their full potential. She believes it is critical to encourage and nurture the whole child, paving the road to becoming a successful and healthy adult. She is committed to creating a love for learning in her students, while still implementing the importance of play. Her goal is to address the social, emotional, physical, and academic needs of each and every child in her class, while preparing them for elementary school and the years beyond.
Miss Michelle and her husband are proud parents of two wonderful children.