Michelle was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She knew at a young age that she wanted to be a teacher. She attended Michigan State University where she earned her BA in Elementary Education and her MA in Literacy. She has been blessed to teach second grade, first grade, and Kindergarten here at STA, and considers it an honor to help children grow as students and children of God. Michelle is married to Phil and has three wonderful children who attend STA. In her free time Michelle enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and being outdoors.