Director of Study and Work
A native of Ireland, Michelle Doyle was a history and literature scholar at University College Dublin where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. She holds Montessori international teaching certificates for primary, lower elementary, upper elementary, special education and a BA in Humanities from St. Nicholas Montessori College in Dublin. Michelle completed a two-year training course with the Houston Montessori Center in Texas, where she earned her Montessori adolescent teaching credential.
Michelle has over twenty-five years of experience teaching in both Ireland and California. She has taught all ages but her true love is the adolescent. Prior to joining the Alsion faculty, she was Head Teacher for five years at another Bay Area Montessori adolescent program. Michelle is responsible for curriculum development and she teaches English, world and European history, geography, and current events. She also teaches psychology and philosophy electives. Her interests outside school include hiking, digital photography, horses riding and cattle drives.