Michelle is the Assistant Director as well as a Post-Secondary Counselor at Fusion Academy. She has a passion for working with her students and finding new and creative ways to inspire her staff! She graduated from Pace University in Pleasantville, NY with a degree in Human Relations and Psychology/Counseling. After realizing her passion for teaching she continued on for her Masters and graduated from the College of New Rochelle, earning a dual degree in Regular and Special Education, Grades 1-6.
Prior to joining Fusion, Michelle worked in many diverse schools across Westchester and the Bronx, including Blythedale Children’s Hospital, where she was a Teaching Assistant for 2 years, and the NYC Public Schools where she was a first grade teacher. Michelle recently traveled to Greece and Italy where she became TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certified. While teaching English to different groups of adults, she fell in love with Europe and is already planning her next trip back.
Outside of the classroom, Michelle has a true love for travel and exploring new cultures. She especially loves spending time at the beach, where she is learning how to surf! In her free time, you can find her hanging out with family and friends, playing sports as well as watching them, and always looking for a new way to make people laugh! She is excited to continue her Fusion journey and cannot wait to see what this new year brings!