Michelle Jewett has been an educator for over 20 years. At the start of her career she taught middle and high school students in a variety of content areas, including English Language Arts, English as a Second Language, Social Studies, Humanities, and Reading. As a classroom teacher in New Mexico and California, the majority of Michelle’s students were second language learners and her curriculum was process and project-based.
For the past decade, Michelle has taught undergraduate Teacher Education courses and post-baccalaureate teacher certification courses to pre-service and practicing educators. For example, she has taught courses in young adult literature, the teaching of writing, content area literacy, technology integration, and reading instruction. She has also served as field supervisor, visiting and mentoring English Language Arts teachers in their classrooms.
Most recently, Michelle has provided college faculty and K-12 teachers professional development in areas such as online instruction, competency-based assessment, and racial equity and inclusion in schools. Michelle’s pedagogy is grounded in her commitment to social change and justice through anti-racist curriculum and her teaching practices center the lives and literacies of teachers and students.