Michelle Milstein is a senior associate with the Great Schools Partnership. She began her career as an English, ELL, and Spanish teacher. She has worked as a teacher, mentor, and administrator in multiple school systems across the country, including Hawaii, California, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. In Philadelphia, she co-designed the Language Arts curriculum for a new school and guided teachers as they implemented it in their first year. In Milwaukee, she served as Director of Curriculum and Instruction for a group of six schools. Michelle has also taught and mentored in several teacher-education programs. Her professional interests include the development of teacher expertise, equity-centered teaching, and the dimensions of student engagement and success. Michelle is fluent in Spanish. She earned a BA in Spanish from Carleton College, an MA in education from Stanford University, and a PhD in education from the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation focused on the development of teaching expertise. Michelle enjoys exploring Maine’s beautiful beaches with her husband and two children.