Michelle grew up in Simi Valley, CA., moving north in 1998 to attend HSU, where she graduated with a BA in Sociology. Michelle began her journey at RPC in the After School program, and soon after became an instructional aide. She was a substitute teacher for several years before jumping in as a classroom teacher.This will be her second year teaching 3rd grade, and she couldn’t be more excited. Michelle creates a classroom environment where independence and curiosity are encouraged and fostered in a way that supports each student’s needs. When not teaching, Michelle enjoys nature, reading, and crafting. She and her husband, Nathan, have two sons (both Timberwolves), and three dogs-Mika, Baloo, and Daisy.