Michelle graduated from North Georgia College and State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Early Childhood Education and in Interrelated Special Education. She has specialties in Gifted, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Teaching Online, Math, Reading, and Science. During her 17 years of teaching experience, Michelle taught in a variety of settings ranging from nursery through 12th grade. Before coming to JAIS, she worked in England, China, Brazil, El Salvador, and the USA. Michelle joined the JAIS faculty in August 2018.