Michele earned a B.A. from Eastern Washington University in education and was a member of their performing dance troupe. She earned a Masters Degree in education with an emphasis on creative arts integration in the curriculum from Lesley University. Mrs. McRae has over 20 years of classroom experience. She has taught a variety of special education programs, primary and intermediate grades in Title 1 public schools. She currently works as a K-5 media specialist. Mrs. McRae is a Washington State Department of Early Learning MERIT approved trainer. She completed the Common Core Boot Camp in August 2013 and received PBIS Leadership Training August 2013. Michele prepared and implemented several educational technology workshops for the staff at her home school during the 2012-2013 academic year.
Mrs. McRae is an experienced workshop presenter and developed several teacher-education workshops on creative arts integration at the ESD 112 in Vancouver, Washington . She has successfully taught the program Redirecting Children’s Behavior to educators and childcare professionals. Mrs. McRae has also completed the Envoy, Peer Coaching, and NLP Education Trainer Program by Michael Grinder and implemented this model in her classroom. In addition to this she has worked as a behavior consultant for the Washington State School for the Deaf in Vancouver, Washington. Mrs. McRae has served at a volunteer in the City of Vancouver Community Mediation Services where she received training in neighborhood dispute mediation, conflict resolution and victim offender mediation. She was also a member of their speaker’s bureau, a facilitator at the post 9-1-1 tragedy event, Community Conversations, and served as a trainer for the Habitat for Humanity and Americore Conflict Resolution Workshop.Mrs. McRae currently lives in Vancouver, Washington and teaches in the Evergreen School District .