Associate Professor of Education
BS, MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. Capella University
Michele's Teaching Philosophy:
A teacher's job is not only to impart content knowledge, but to inspire students to be lifelong learners. I am passionate about helping students to become the best they can be in their chosen profession.
Michele's Professional Involvement:
I am very involved with the National Association for Professional Development Schools.
Michele's Greatest Clarke Experience:
My greatest Clarke experience is watching my students become amazing teachers.
Clarke's Impact on Michele:
Clarke has allowed me to grow in my profession and to become a leader in my field.
Michele's Impact on Students:
I hope I have inspired my students to aim high, to work hard and to not settle for mediocrity.
Why Michele chose Clarke:
I chose Clarke because it was a small, friendly school. I felt I could use my expertise in education to train the next generation of excellent teachers.
Why students should choose Clarke:
Clarke is a close knit community. People at Clarke will care about you and go out of their way to help you.
Michele's Extracurricular Activities and Interests:
I love to read, garden and spend time with my family and friends.
What Michele enjoys about Dubuque:
Dubuque has something for everyone including beautiful outdoor areas, a vibrant theater community and plenty of educational opportunities.
My favorite quote is by Eleanor Roosevelt: "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."