is the Tara Redwood School Head Administrator. She works together with the Board of Directors, Creating Compassionate Cultures, and the school community to strengthen and further align this pilot schools core mission of teaching, research and service. This ensues the goal of providing a program that addresses not only students’ various talents, but just as importantly, their emotional and inner development.
Michelle has spent 25 years working in early childhood education and business administration. The skills, experience and leadership qualities she has acquired during this time has led her to follow her passion of a love for children and peace education.
Her dedication to Tara Redwood School began as a Tara parent, when her son, Adrian, attended preschool and to first grade. The effects of CCC were evident from the start, and have carried on to his high school years. She still lives under the charm of that “profound” parent experience and now translates it into the daily tasks of wearing many hats as the administrator.
An important aspect of her life is family; her husband, two sons a daughter and extended family. She enjoys living in the San Lorenzo Valley with her family and pets, entertaining, reading, and spending time planting, cultivating and harvesting the edible bounty at home. She teaches swimming lessons to both young and old during the summer.