Early Childhood & Lower School Principal
Michelle was born in Minnesota and completed her undergraduate degree in education at the University of Oregon. After teaching in the Seattle area, she moved to the UK in 1991 with her Norwegian husband. She taught in the British system before joining ACS Hillingdon as a teacher in 1992. Her MA in Education from Oxford Brookes University focused on Policy, Planning and Management in international schools; her dissertation explored the outcomes of international education for Middle School students. Michelle has been the Lower School Principal at ACS Hillingdon since 1997.
She is committed to high expectations and the success of all students. Under her leadership, student achievement and parent survey results have been consistently high. Michelle has served on several accreditation teams, and she holds Principal Certification in New Jersey, International School Leadership Certification, and is qualified to serve as a Principal Mentor by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Her two children attended ACS Hillingdon from Kindergarten through Grade 12.