Michelle is the Director of LEAD (Leadership Equity Achievement and Design) in the San Francisco Unified School District. She assists school leaders in their professional development, creation of support structures, troubleshooting and communications at 17 school sites.Â Michelle is also the unofficial advisor to the Pacific Islander Coordinator in the district. She has a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, Bachelor of Arts in Biology, a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential and a supplemental credential in science
Part Hawaiian, Michelle likes to bring the aloha spirit to those she encounters. She also lovesÂ being in the water whether it’s swimming, snorkeling, relaxing or SCUBA. Aromatherapy is a daily practice for her and she enjoys learning about and hearing others’ perspectives on wellness. She says if she could have one superpower it would be to spread love, kindness and the ability to be empathetic to everyone. She loves to belt out the song “Superbloom” by Misterwives,Â bake and spend time outdoors with her daughter, husband and two dogs.