Michelle Rimbey joined the Institute for Learning in May of 2018. As an English language arts fellow, she works with districts facilitating professional development sessions in the areas of vocabulary, comprehension, and coaching. With over 20 years of experience in education, Dr. Rimbey's background spans elementary reading, professional development, and university teaching. In addition to her experience as a classroom teacher and literacy coach, she has had the opportunity to work with educators at varied stages of their careers, from exploring classroom practice and instruction with preservice teachers to designing professional development for experienced classroom teachers. Michelle currently directs and supervises student teachers preparing to earn a PK-4 teaching certificate as well as graduate students pursuing a reading specialist certification. In addition, she teaches courses in literacy instruction for undergraduate and graduate students in the accelerated dual certification (PreK-4 and K-8 Special Education) programs. With extensive experience in delivering literacy training her expertise lies in the ability to apply elementary teaching experience with a background as a literacy coach to support teachers in translating research into practice.