Michelle has been employed by BVSD since 2003 and has had the pleasure of working only at Columbine Elementary. Currently, Michelle works half-time as a Music Specialist and the other half as a Gifted and Talented Educational Specialist. She received her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Hardin-Simmons University in Texas and a double Masters of Arts in Piano Pedagogy and Piano Performance from the University of Denver in Colorado. Michelle also received a Gifted and Talented Endorsement from the University of Denver in 2008. She also works for the school district as a TAG Elementary Teacher Leader and is a certified SENG and Thinking Maps Instructor.