Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science University of Montevallo English/Journalism
My name is Michele Emerson, and I'm excited to begin my fourth year at Hughes as an instructional assistant. I've served in education for 15 years--14 in special education and one as P.E. aide.
I graduated from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama, with an English major and journalism minor. I wrote and edited for newspapers and magazines across the South, then transitioned to a marketing role in the corporate world. After our son was born, I traded in my pinstripes for bottles and diapers. When our son started kindergarten, I began subbing at his school, and within a few months I knew that special education was my niche. Helping kids find academic, social, and behavioral success is my passion.
My husband, Mike, and I have lived in North Texas since 1993 and will celebrate 30 years of marriage in December. Our son, Ian, is a senior studying music and sound recording technology at Stephen F. Austin State University. When I'm not at school or spending time with my family, I'm usually reading, spending time with friends, or working out at Jazzercise.