B.S. in Secondary Education, New York University; M.A. in Educational Administration, Teachers College. For the past seven years Michele has worked as a social studies teacher and new teacher mentor at Stamford High School in Connecticut—a position that afforded her the opportunity to co-author the district’s 9th grade social studies curriculum. Recently, Michele was designated as Stamford Public Schools’ coordinator for Aspira—a nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of Latino youth.