Michelle joined RMS in August 2000. She earned her degree in Elementary Education from Longwood University and taught in a public setting for five years before transitioning to Montessori education. In 2004, she received a dual Montessori Elementary 6-12 Credential from the Princeton Center for Teacher Education. She is beginning her fourth year as Elementary Education Director. Prior to her current role, Michelle enjoyed twelve successful years as a lead upper elementary teacher. Having also had her two children attend RMS from toddler through middle school, she has a unique perspective to share. Michelle and her family enjoy spending time outdoors hiking in the mountains, tubing or rafting on rivers, and relaxing on beautiful beaches.