Michelle is a computer programming teacher with a BS in Mathematics & Computer Science and over 25 years working experience in the IT industry. She also has earned professional and continuing education certifications in programming languages. Michelle teaches at Padua Academy, an all-girls, private school. She is dedicated to getting young women interested in technology and computer science. Currently she is teaching: Introduction to Programming using Python; Programming II with Java; and Web Page Design using HTML5 & CSS3. In addition Michelle sponsors the Coding Club and coaches students taking independent study courses in IT. She is a previous recipient of the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Delaware Affiliate Educator Honorable Mention Award.