Michelle Burger grew up in Simi Valley, CA. She graduated from high school in 1998 and moved north to attend college at Humboldt State University, where she graduated with a BA in Sociology. Michelle met her husband, Nathan, at HSU, and they have remained in Humboldt since. Michelle has two sons, who both attend RPC. The Burger family lives in Fortuna with their two dogs, Daisy and Mika (who loves to visit the school), three chickens, and two snakes. Michelle began her journey at RPC in the After School program, and soon after became an instructional aide. For the last two years, Michelle has been substitute teaching. This year, Michelle is very excited to be joining the teaching staff in the position of TK teacher. She hopes to bring creativity and laughter to the RPC teaching team, and to foster and encourage the natural curiosity of the young minds in her classroom.