Michelle was born and raised in the mountains of Western North Carolina where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Nate. After studying at Furman University and graduating from ORU, she is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Classical and Christian Studies with Knox Seminary.
Michelle began her teaching career in public school, but found her niche teaching in a classical Christian school where she taught 5th grade for 7 years before moving to the Logic school to teach literature and composition. After 4 years, she became the Grammar School Principal and enjoyed training and equipping elementary school teachers in their classrooms. Each of these roles helped expand her understanding of and deepen her appreciation for classical Christian education. Recently, the Hills embarked on a new adventure as a family. Her husband accepted the lead pastor role at a vibrant church, and they moved to Punta Gorda on the southwest coast of Florida. Michelle is mom to a 17-year-old and two 11-year-olds who keep her days full of laughter and fun.
She is excited to return to her true love of teaching 6th and 7th graders. Inspiring a love of learning in her students is Michelle’s greatest passion. When introducing her students to a new book, the first thing she has them do is fan the pages and “smell the adventure.” It is her favorite part of beginning a new story, and she hopes that her students become just as excited.
Gulf Coast sunsets are a focal point for her photography hobby, and exploring the beautiful beaches around their new home is one of her favorite pastimes. She enjoys traveling with her family, serving at their church, and creating memories with friends.