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Michelle Spencer National Faculty

Michelle is currently the Summits Director with edSurge, an information and reporting company dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs and educators together to determine the right technology to increase student learning. She began her career as a high school teacher in Cupertino, collaborating with other teachers to create a 9th grade core program integrating English, science & art. A founding staff member of a Big Picture Learning charter school, she facilitated project-based learning for students in a rural California district. Michelle has been principal of New Technology High School in Napa, the flagship school of the New Tech Network, and a Director of Teaching & Learning supporting three high schools in Marin County. Michelle is passionate about project-based learning, BYOD & one-to-one computing initiatives, and facilitating learning opportunities for educators. She has a strong background in academic administration and systemic educational reform. Michelle is an authorized Google Education Trainer since 2011.