My name is Michele Saunders and I am the instructional coach for SELECT. I have been an educator for 16 years—12 of those years I was a classroom teacher and the last four years I’ve been coaching. This is my third year in the Village and I’m just as excited about the work today as I was my first year. The following quote by Malcolm X sums up why I became an educator and believe that all children have the right to a quality education: “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” After seeing my scholars find success in my classroom, I decided that I wanted to become a change agent in education and have a more lasting effect on scholars, so I moved into the role of a coach to help my fellow educators grow professionally and to continuously find joy in the work we do every day.
Looking forward to learning and growing with you and your scholar!