National Louis University, B.A. in Education
Early Childhood Credential, Level 3
Michelle passionately believes that through imaginative and interest-based play, children develop the capacity for creative thinking, problem solving, and social skills that build a solid foundation for life-long learning. Throughout her years in raising her own four children, Michelle has developed a deep understanding of a variety of early-childhood developmental philosophies that foster this belief, and she greatly enjoys having the opportunity to implement these best practices in the classroom. She began her relationship with WCNS in 2002-2007, as a parent, when her two youngest children attended the nursery school, and she later became a member of the teaching team in 2014. Michelle holds her Bachelor of Arts in Education, with a minor in English, from National Louis University, along with her Early Childhood credential. She has 13 years of teaching experience, from Early Childhood to 4th grade, teaching in the North Shore and surrounding Chicago suburbs. When not in her classroom, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, reading, drinking good coffee, and taking long bike rides.