About Michelle

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a Master of Science degree in curriculum, instruction and technology. She is certified to teach grades 1-8 in both Texas and Louisiana. She is also licensed to lead schools, though the classroom is where her heart remains. While she has taught language arts, social studies, science and math, her specialty is closing math learning gaps and working with below grade level learners.

Throughout her career, Michelle has served in a variety of capacities. She has propelled students to new heights as a classroom teacher and has mentored new educators as a lead teacher and TAP mentor teacher and TAP master teacher. She’s also spearheaded the direction of instructional strategies at her schools as an instructional coach and department chair.

Michelle remains a committed educator and hopes to share her wealth of professional knowledge experiences with teachers, specialists, and administrators through her original lesson plans, blog, YouTube channel, courses and Math Intervention Academy.

Session Presentation

Title: Scaffolding for Success in Secondary Mathematics

The question I get asked often from secondary math teachers about my training is, " Is this for elementary?" As an elementary teacher who transitioned to secondary mathematics, I can say that this is a valid question. I can guarantee that this session is not for elementary teachers!

In this session you will learn how to use the vertical alignment to identify prerequisite skills that can be used in your Tier 1 instruction. I'll share scaffolding strategies for hard to teach concepts that actually get results!