Michelle Marrillia has 17 years of experience as a public school educator in Louisville, Kentucky. She facilitates professional development for implementing and sustaining professional learning communities.
Michelle specializes in the implementation of RTI systems, the development of teacher leaders, and the utilization of professional learning communities to support turnaround efforts in schools with at-risk populations. She has spent the past eight years at Fern Creek High School as the instructional coach, staff developer, and PLC coordinator. Her work was integral in helping Fern Creek move from a Persistently Low-Achieving School in 2010 to a Proficient School in 2015. Fern Creek is now a Model PLC school, the 2016 DuFour Award runner-up, the 2017 DuFour Award winner, and winner of the 2016 NPLI School Innovation and Change Award.
Michelle earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Georgetown College, master’s degree in teaching from the University of Louisville, and her Rank I Instructional Leader Principal Certification from Spalding University. She also holds a science program consultant certification.
Hand-selected and trained by PLC at Work™ champions our Priority Schools in a PLC at Work™ experts have proven success in leading the PLC at Work™ process and have specific experience with the unique challenges that face schools labeled as low performing. Work with them to identify and prioritize critical areas of growth to implement changes in a timely manner with a focus on student achievement.
Richard DuFour, Robert Eaker, Rebecca DuFour, Mike Mattos, Anthony Muhammad, and Tim Brown, the champions of PLC at Work™, are among the foremost authorities on applying PLC principles in the real world of schools. They consult with state departments, professional organizations, and school districts worldwide on strategies for improving schools.
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