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Michelle Doherty

Michelle Doherty is a first-grade dual language teacher and mentor coach at Encanto
Elementary in the Osborn School District. She is in her 25 th year of teaching and has proudly
invested her ENTIRE teaching career for the same district and the same school. Michelle was
recognized as the Arizona Educational Foundation 2017 Arizona Teacher of the Year, the
2016-2017 Osborn School District Teacher of the Year, and the 2015 Chicanos Por La Causa
Esperanza Latino Teacher of the Year.  Michelle received her B.A. in Early Childhood
Education and her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in reading and
early childhood education from Arizona State University. Michelle was also awarded an
honorary doctorate in humane letters from Northern Arizona University. She feels it is a
privilege and an honor to work in the field of education, and is most passionate about
providing a quality education for all children.