West Orange Montessori School
Winter Garden, FL
Opened Fall of 2007
2009 - 2011 Researched and designed Montessori K-8 Charter School Proposal for a new, innovative, tuition-free Montessori program; unanimously approved by the Orange County Public School Board; Opened Fall of 2011, 80+ students.
Founder, Administrator, Lead teacher at Midcoast Montessori School in Bath, Maine, 1999 to 2007.
- Studying Educational Leadership at the Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University, EdD program.
- M.A. in Education & K-12 School Administration, Oral Roberts Univ., Tulsa, OK, 1996.
- B.F.A., magna cum laude, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, N.H., 1984. Class Salutatorian. Only two-time recipient of the Edith B. Long Art scholarship.
- Montessori Teacher Certification: Primary (Birth - 6 yrs.), and Elementary ( 6 - 12 yrs.),
American Montessori Society.
An experienced school administrator and teacher, Michelle has founded two AMS recognized Montessori Schools one in Maine from 1999-2007, and currently WOMS in Florida.
Received Montessori teacher training and certification for Primary (3-6 yr), and Elementary (6-12 yr), through the American Montessori Society.
Inspiring A Passion For Lifelong Learning