Michelle is a New Yorker who graduated with a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education from the University of Fredonia. Throughout her career, she has had the chance to teach in nature-based preschools in Sweden, elementary schools in Japan, and English kindergartens in South Korea. Her love of teaching is cradled in educating students on respect for others, love of nature, problem-solving skills, and their own self-confidence. She feels most successful when her students can talk through their difficulties and emotions in seeking resolution. What drives her classrooms is the firm belief that all students, given the chance, have the ability to learn and grow in their own discoveries and with others.