Michelle is the founder and CEO of CommonLit, an award-winning nonprofit education technology organization dedicated to improving adolescent literacy. Under Michelle’s leadership, CommonLit has become a robust free online reading program that has been accessed in 75% of American public schools. Michelle holds a B.A. in English Literature and Spanish from Butler University and a master’s degree in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is an experienced classroom teacher who has taught in urban and rural environments, and at the university level as an adjunct professor of Spanish at Marywood University in Scranton, PA. As a 7th grade English teacher at Roxbury Preparatory Charter School (Uncommon Schools), Michelle redesigned the existing reading curriculum and her students exceeded the state average in reading by nine percentage points.
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