Michelle is a Stage II Team Teacher working with Debbie Bejune.
I was born and raised in Michigan but have lived in many other places including Massachusetts, California and Greece, before coming back to Michigan and settling in with my husband, Tom and two children, Zander (7) and Zoe (5). I studied Anthropology at the University of Michigan before going back to school later in life to study elementary education and receive my teaching certificate. I taught for two years before having children and am very excited to be getting back in to the classroom. I am thrilled to be teaching at Roeper as we have found it to be a great fit for our children, and being able to be with them while I’m at work is a dream come true. I believe wholeheartedly in the Roeper philosophy and love the focus on the social and emotional needs of gifted children and look forward to teaching in an environment where those needs are supported. I look forward especially to working with kiddos learning to read because reading is one of my absolute favorite things to do and I love watching the discoveries that young children make when they overcome challenges with reading. I love reading historical fiction, I am an avid collector of children’s books and hope to someday write a few of my own. Writing is another subject area I look forward to teaching as it has always been an interest of mine and helping children develop a voice and an outlet for their emotions is very important to me. I also enjoy spending time outside and exercising. As a family we enjoy bike rides, camping, swimming and exploring outdoors.