Michelle comes from a family of educators. Initially wanting to go into engineering, she realized her passion for education after volunteering at Howard Middle School as an undergraduate. She interned at Morningside Elementary and started her career as a school counselor at Midway Elementary. After staying home with her children for six years, Michelle taught PreK at Holy Trinity Parish Preschool, later serving as assistant director. At FSA, she was the elementary school counselor for three years before beginning her tenure as Head of Elementary School.