With 11 years in education, Michelle Carton has taught in a variety of settings, from rural Alaska to alternative high school. In 2014, Michelle was named BP Teachers of Excellence. This is her 4th year in library, last year winning the Follett Challenge and named a Henry Ford Innovative Educator. Her program, Global Education Alaska, has given her agency to travel the world to work with teachers and students, creating global projects and providing PD for educators and school districts to help young become become global citizens. This year she was named School Library Journal’s Champion of Civic Engagement. Her passions are in art, designing engaging curriculum, preserving native cultures, dance, and music, all of which are paramount features in her Tudor Elementary library in Anchorage, Alaska, the 12th most diverse elementary school in the country.
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