Michelle completed her bachelor and master degrees at Portland State University. Michelle has spent her entire profession working at Renaissance. Michelle’s first year with us was as a student teacher working alongside Sarah Gault and Jen Millan. She is grateful to have had such amazing mentor teachers to support her own learning. When not at school, Michelle can often be found spending time outside. Michelle grew up in Southern Oregon and holds a deep love for Oregon’s forests and oceans. In October, Michelle became a student once again, trying her hand at a new skill; playing the viola. The experience has been filled with moments of doubt, frustration, and incredible triumph.