Michelle and her family moved to Tucson in 2010 from Massachusetts. Shortly thereafter, she joined Tucson Waldorf School’s faculty. She picked up a class in the spring of their third grade year and carried them through eighth grade. Afterwards, she cycled back to take a first grade, which is now moving into eighth grade. Together with her experience at Terra Rose Charter School in Sedona and Tidewater Waldorf School in Maine, Michelle has completed her 17th year as a Waldorf class teacher. She has a very diverse background with a degree in chemical engineering and experience in industry before staying home with her daughters. During her time at home, Michelle discovered and fell in love with Waldorf education through a parent-child class at the Cape Ann Waldorf School in Massachusetts. She became a Certified Waldorf Elementary teacher and worked for four years as a class teacher before taking time out to again focus on the family. During her time away, she completed a year-long foundations course in music where she learned to play the lyre. In addition to teaching, Michelle is a graduate of a program in Waldorf Remedial Education at Rudolf Steiner College, which she finds invaluable to her work as a class teacher. Michelle is pursuing graduate work that will lead to a Master of Arts in Transdisciplinary Healing Education from Antioch University. Michelle enjoys family outings, especially if they involve exploring nature or visiting museums, photography and animals.