Michelle Steele – ECSE Data Trainer
Michelle has worked as a consultant of SpEd Forms since the fall of 2012 when she was asked to support the additional ECSE data reporting element added to SpEd Forms. She led the pilot project with her ECSE team for two years through development. Michelle currently leads all of our ECSE reporting tool trainings.
Michelle is a life-long learner and is currently pursuing a Specialists Degree through Minnesota State University, Moorhead. She earned her Masters of Education degree in the Cross Disciplinary Study of Young Children and Families from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education and Early Childhood Education from Moorhead State University, Moorhead.
Michelle began her career as an ECSE (birth – 2) teacher in the school districts of Lincoln County. She later worked for the Marshall Public Schools in the ECSE (birth – 7) department. In 2009, Michelle was hired as the Coordinator of ECSE Services for District #206 and as an ECSE consultant for the Runestone Area Education District.
Throughout her professional career, Michelle has been excited about technology of any kind. As an ECSE teacher, Michelle participated in Assistive Technology training offered through MDE and Project KITE offered through PACER. Michelle presented on the use of technology in the TCIT (Teacher Child Interaction Training) program in District #206 at the Fall ECSE Leadership Forum and the Annual MNAFEE Conference.
In addition, Michelle has a high interest in children with ASD and has worked on expansion and program development in her role as a teacher and coordinator. For all of her professional career, Michelle has participated in the Interagency Early Intervention Committees (IEIC).
Outside of work, Michelle enjoys time with family and friends, watching her children’s activities, scrapbooking and home improvement projects. She and her husband, Greg, have been married over 20 years and are the proud parents of two amazing children.