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Michelle Cox

Michelle Cox got her start as a middle school teacher in Eugene, Oregon (Go Ducks!), teaching 7th and 8th grade Language Arts and Social Studies - and also technology, music appreciation, Phys Ed, and other electives. That’s middle school in a state with a property tax cap. Eventually, Michelle was lured back to her home coast so that she could become an advisor at The Met High School in Providence, RI, where she has worked since 2003. Currently, Michelle is The Met’s Professional Development Director as well as a School Design Coach for the Big Picture Learning network and a certified K12 Principal.  Despite her penchant for snark and crusty exterior, Michelle is an idealist who loves education and knows its power. She has seen relevant, real-world learning change the lives of hundreds of students, and she continues to be awed by kids every day, especially by her six-year-old daughter. Michelle has finished her coursework toward her EdD at Johnson and Wales University and is working on her dissertation. Please pray for her. Michelle’s only regret in life is that her earlier scholarship on the depiction of pregnant women in German funeral sermons of the 1600s ended prematurely. (Just kidding, I don’t regret that. But I really did study them.)