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Mrs. Michelle Arastu

Phone: (281) 634-5369


Degrees and Certifications:

MEd Educational Administration and Supervision UHV Houston BEd Secondary Education Honors English & French Second Language Learning UNB Canada Principal (EC-12) Secondary English (6-12) Secondary English Language Arts (6-12) English as a Second Language Elementary Self-Contained (1-8) Gifted and Talented

Mrs. Michelle Arastu

I feel fortunate to have served for 19 years in education working with grades 2-12 as well as at the college level.  I've experienced the classroom through a variety of courses: English, French and English Second Language, math, social studies, science, journalism, economics, and entrepreneurship.  My passions are supporting Gifted and Talented Education and Second Language Learning.  I have loved every minute of this adventure.



Formal Accomplishments

Teacher of the Year Edgewood Elementary, SBISD

Teacher of the Year Thornwood Elementary, SBISD

District Teacher of the Year, SBISD

West Houston Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year Finalist



Arastu, Michelle and Gebhardt, L.D. (2015). Passion, I See, is Catching: Motivating Middle Level Students through Learner-Centered Shakespeare Projects. Voices from the Middle, 23(1), National Council of Teachers of English.


Professional Organizations:

Active Member of SCBWI

The professional organization for writers and illustrators of children's literature since 1971.


  • 2020-21 Intermediate ESOL Students must follow the link "Summer Reading" to the right of this page since all students will be in ELA classes with an ESL certified teacher. Be sure to write daily.


    2020-21 Beginner ESOL Students are not required to read from the summer reading list.  Instead, read or write in English at least 30 minutes daily this summer.  Consider getting a public library card to sign out books for free over the summer.  


    Email me with any questions and I will get back to you within a few days this summer.


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