Michelle is committed to empowering teachers and students to understand and love math. She is passionate about supporting teachers to help them construct a deeper understanding of mathematics. She fell in love with Metamorphosis coaching when her mentor, who had been coached by Lucy West, coached her during her first year as a content coach.
Michelle has been a classroom teacher for 8 years in grades K-5 and a content coach for grades K-6 for 10 years. She has worked in districts across the country, providing high quality professional development to district leaders, administrators, coaches, and teachers. She has taught professional development, and has coached in NYC in all five boroughs for over 7 years.
Michelle believes in building strong relationships of trust that allow teachers and students to feel safe in taking greater risks in their learning. She values coaching as an opportunity to learn alongside teachers and students.
Your knowledge has made a defined difference in my teaching style, not only with mathematics but with my teaching approach.
- Ghany Alexnader, P.S. 56 Brooklyn, NYC.