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Joanna Michelson

Job Title: Senior Director
Email: jlm32@uw.edu
Phone: 1-206-715-2833

Dr. Joanna Michelson is a senior director at the Center for Educational Leadership. She co-leads CEL’s fieldwork and field team. She also provides direct support to lead teachers, coaches and school and district leaders in designing and setting conditions for teacher learning that lead to enriched learning experiences for all students. Prior to work at CEL, Dr. Michelson worked as a middle school language arts teacher, secondary literacy coach and as a consultant for CEL. She holds a doctoral degree from the College of Education at the University of Washington with a focus on coach learning from practice. Dr. Michelson is the co-author of Leading for Professional Learning: What Successful Principals Do To Support Teaching Practice.