Michelle Spencer

National Faculty

Michelle began her career as a high school teacher collaborating with other teachers to create a 9th grade core program integrating English, science & art. A founding staff member and principal 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 has a strong background in academic administration and systemic educational reform, having worked in edtech startups, founded a 501c3 non-profit, and led outreach for a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation project.