Michelle Ellis

Michelle Ellis is an 16 year teaching veteran. She has taught elementary, middle, and high school in Gaston County. She currently teaches Earth/Environmental, AP Environmental, and NC Wildlife at Hunter Huss High School.

In addition to being a classroom teacher, Ellis is a PhD student studying Global STEM Education. Her honors and awards include the BWF Career Award for Science and Math Teaching, finalist for Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Math Teaching, Kenan Fellows Program, etc. She is an active committee member of professional organizations such as National Science Teachers Association and the North Carolina Science Leadership Association.

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Global education and competency in the classroom

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