Michelle BensonChief Professional Learning Officer
Michelle Benson has a wide range of experience as a facilitator and developer of professional development for K-8 educators. Prior to becoming a director at the Center for Responsive Schools, she served as a Responsive Classroom professional development designer and full-time consultant working with educators and school districts throughout the United States and the international school community. She began her education career as a middle school English/language arts teacher and served as a secondary curriculum specialist for eight years in a rural school district in North Carolina. Her passion for education has been ensuring all students receive a high-quality education through excellent teaching and learning. Michelle aims to inspire, empower, and transform teachers to understand students’ power and balance of academic, social, and emotional learning. When she is not training educators on the Fly Five instructional program, she spends time with her husband and two children, relaxing on the beach, and traveling with friends.