Michelle homeschooled her children, using a classical Christian education model, before returning to school to continue her own education. She has a BA in German from the University of Minnesota, a certificate in secondary English education through Washington University in St. Louis, an MA in English Studies from Southeast Missouri State University, and a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) through Cambridge University. Currently she teachers several levels of English composition at a local community college. She is passionate about classical Christian education and providing the best English instruction to her students.