With 15 years of experience at Michigan’s Children, Michele has created numerous opportunities for local advocates to become better informed about children’s issues and communicate effectively with local, state, and federal level policymakers. Michele has been a leader in statewide dropout and recovery initiatives focused on producing multiple pathways to graduation by growing better data about young people and the systems that serve them, providing better educational options for young people, and building public support for policy and practice that sustain those options.
A graduate of Reed City High School, Michele received her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. She lives in Lansing with her husband, Tom, and their three children Jacob, Andrew, and Sarah.
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