Degrees and Certifications:
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary StudiesTeaching Certificates: Elementary Early Childhood Education (PK-6) Elementary Self-Contained (PK-6) ESL Certified (PK-6)
Mrs. Michelle Essex
Teaching has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My mom taught at Meadows Elementary and I was fortunate enough to be able to attend there with her during my elementary years. I later attended Dulles Middle School and graduated from Dulles High School. My sister and I would often sit around the table helping my mom make bulletin boards and talking about her student’s grades and behavior. I grew up grading papers, helping come up with ideas, and even bribing her students to have good behavior. It was then I realized that teaching was in my blood and I wanted to make it my profession. I have taught kindergarten, second, third, and fourth graders throughout my teaching career. My favorite grade of all is kindergarten, where all the learning truly begins!
I have two children, ages 21 and 12. My son and daughter both attended Highlands with me from kindergarten through fifth grade and loved every minute of this amazing school. They would often sit at the table cutting, coloring, and giving me some fresh new ideas to use to better connect with my students. Not to be left out, my husband returned to school to get his teaching certificate. He is in his eighth year of coaching and has never been happier. We now talk about our day and he truly understands what it feels like to be a rock star during the day…no other job brings that joy!
I look forward to working with you and your child to help them achieve their full potential! When we all work together, we will help them reach their rock star status!
8:10-10:00 ELA (reading 55 minutes/ writing 55 minutes)10:00-10:30 Science10:30-11:00 Lunch11:00-11:15 Science continued11:15-12:00 RTI (small group)12:00-12:20 Social Studies12:20-1:05 Outclass Rotation1:05-1:35 Recess1:35-1:45 Social Studies continued1:45-3:20 Math3:20 Dismissal