Michelle Amend has over 30 years of experience in education. She earned her Literacy Coach Graduate Certificate degree from UALR in 2010. She has a Master’s in Reading Education and holds principal and director of instruction licensures. Michelle has presented at state and national reading conferences and has worked with several districts in the state of WI to implement the PCL model 4K-12. Michelle’s wide-range of experiences includes: middle school classroom teacher, Title I teacher K-5, Reading Recovery teacher, building level PCL coach, district level PCL coach, regional level PCL coach, and Cooperative Educational Services Agency (CESA) literacy coordinator where she worked as a liaison for the Department of Public Instruction and provided literacy support for 42 school districts. Michelle is the recipient of the Kohl Teacher Fellowship Award for teaching excellence and innovation in the state of WI. She served on the RRCNA National Conference Committee under the coaching strand from 2013 – 2016. She is excited to grow in expertise as a clinical coach for UALR and director of the Wisconsin PCL Satellite Center, LLC.