I feel fortunate to have served for 20 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 curriculum and instruction. I have loved every minute of this adventure.
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.
Arastu, Michelle and Arastu, Sadaka (2020). All that you can be, My Girl. Amazon/Kindle: Houston, Texas.
Active Member of SCBWI
The professional organization for writers and illustrators of children's literature since 1971.