Michelle Harris began teaching in El Cajon, CA. She taught middle school English and social studies before serving as an Instructional Coach, Title I coordinator, Student Manager and Assistant Principal at three middle schools, a K-8 school, and a 6-12 IBO school–all in Beaverton, OR . A seasoned staff developer, Michelle has presented and keynoted all over the United States and in Europe. She lives in Portland, OR with her husband and two sons. When not working, she enjoys reading, traveling, attending her sons’ numerous sporting events, entertaining friends and family, and sitting in a chair on a sunny beach.