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Michelle holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California Riverside. Her advocacy focuses on the special education rights of children and youth within the public education system. Michelle is passionate about empowering parents and improving educational outcomes for all children.

As a board member of the International Dyslexia Association-San Diego and Regional Leader of Decoding Dyslexia-San Diego, she assists in providing support and information to families of children with dyslexia.

Additionally, Michelle has extensive experience working with community organizations to promote awareness regarding issues that impact children. Michelle also volunteers her time speaking to groups on disability-related topics. She previously served as Vice-President of Community Concerns for Palomar Council PTA and Vice-Chair of the Poway USD Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for Special Education and has advocated at the state capitol for legislation and policies that positively impact children and youth.


Certificates:

  • Special Education Law and Advocacy Series (SELAS) -                                 University of San Diego School of Law

  • Special Education Law & Dyslexia

  • Negotiation & Conflict Resolution

  • Recovery & Illness Management in Institutions for Mental Diseases

  • Pro-Act Instructor 

Professional Affiliations:

  • Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA), Member

  • San Diego Psych & Law Society

  • Decoding Dyslexia California (DDCA)

  • International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

  • Children’s Advocacy Law Society

  • Parent Teacher Association (PTA)


*An advocate does not give legal advice. Nothing on this website or in the course of this practice should be construed as legal advice.