Meet the Teacher
Michelle is an experienced teacher, mother, grandmother and wife living in Shelton.
A Washington native, born and raised in Spokane she graduated from University High school then attended
Seattle Pacific University where she received her Bachelors of Science degree. She worked in biomedical research
for several years before going back to SPU for her education certification. She also received her National Board Certification for Adult and Young Adolescent Science teaching.
Michelle moved to the Olympia area 30 years ago and has lived in Shelton the past 8 years. Currently retired from full time teaching, her teaching experience includes math, science and theatre at Northwest Christian High School (NCHS), Olympia Regional Learning Academy (ORLA) and Tumwater High School. She holds a WA State Professional certification in 4-12 Science and Biology, is National Board Certified in Adult and Young Adult Science, in Highly Qualified in Math and also holds a Career and Technical education certification in STEM, Biotechnology, pre-Allied Health and Forensics. She has tutored students privately for many years in math and science.
Michelle is currently offering science and math classes, workshops, tutoring and Community Theatre in Shelton
at the Keystone Center. You can read a couple testimonials by visiting our tutoring page.
When she isn't working with students, Michelle enjoys the many outdoor activities available in our area
including hiking, skiing, kayaking and mountain biking.
for science teaching excellence
one of 9 teachers nationally
Here's what one parent had to say:
“Michelle is a fabulous and personable teacher who works with my child’s strengths, makes learning fun and light-hearted while still getting the content across, and allows my child to work at her own pace – whether it be fast or slow. One week, five math lessons may get completed in an hour, and the next week, barely one. But both times, there is always laughter during the learning process! Michelle is a trust worthy and dedicated teacher who has vast experience with a wide variety of learning styles. As a homeschool parent educator, there are very few teachers that I trust to understand my child and her learning style. Michelle is one of them, and I recommend her unconditionally!”