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Michelle joins West 40 & Leyden as Site Coordinator with 8 years of high school and middle school teaching experience, mostly with at-risk and marginalized students, and specialized experience with utilizing online platforms for credit recovery in alternative school settings. In addition, Michelle has 3 years of private sector management and adult training experience. She has worked in many capacities in education, including a teacher, teacher aide, private tutor, and guest teacher.
Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University Chicago, a Master of Education from DePaul University, and General Administrative Endorsement (Type 75) from Lewis University. Michelle is married and has two “fur babies," Milo and Falco. She is very excited to work with Leyden's young adults in the Seniors Plus Program to help them achieve their goals, including earning their high school diploma.