Head of School
B.A. Environmental Studies, Sonoma State University
Teton Science Schools Graduate Program
M.Ed., Lesley University
Ph.D. Environmental Studies, Antioch University New England (in progress)
An innovative educator, Michelle is committed to teaching and learning that promotes agency, social justice, and sense of place. After 18 years as a teacher and administrator in New England prep schools and executive director of a farm-based education program, Michelle is thrilled to be returning to the Tetons with her husband, Gardner, and three children, Owen, Winter and Jackson. Michelle first discovered her love of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem as part of the inaugural cohort of Teton Science School’s graduate program. After several years working as a NOLS instructor and TSS field educator, Michelle moved to the Boston area to get her Masters in Education, teach science, and develop educational programming that better connects students to the natural world. A lifelong learner, Michelle’s award winning action research project on boys as global citizens was published in 2016 and she is currently working on a doctoral degree in environmental studies at Antioch University New England. Outside of school, Michelle loves hiking, climbing, and skiing with friends and family in the mountains, playing with her dogs and completing really hard puzzles.