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Principal 3-5

Crestwood Intermediate

Provides cognitive coaching and mentoring to teachers and counselors using OTES and OSCES model. Experience with eTPES and Roster Verification.

Procured over $8,000 in funding to create a mobile Maker Space in after school programs consisting of 3 D printer, drones, robots, green screen technology, Makey Makey invention kits, circuitry pens and much more.

Blog author for "FIP Your School Ohio":

Prioritized need for LLI intervention program based on research and data. LLI room organized by staff and parent volunteers. 

Worked with colleagues to roll out AIMSweb Plus to make data decisions in RTI process and provide interventions. 

Demonstrated a need for "Computational Thinking" in math framework. Brought in Aurora math coach for staff development. Implemented "Number Talks".

Organized and brought in Aurora literacy coach for staff development on Guided Reading and Lucy Calkin's "Writer's Workshop".

Established summer reading program for students in grades K-4 alongside leadership team. 

District representative in ETR/IEP/504 meetings.

Facilitates RTI process with team and introduced progress monitoring form to target and track interventions.

Serves on District Leadership Team to analyze district data and set goals to articulate to BLT/TBT.  Focus is on Formative Instructional Practices and Positive Behavior Intervention System. 

Interviewed and hired teacher candidates using Applitrack system. 

Created placement cards with staff to balance classes. 

Worked with liaison leadership team to provide in house professional development for Google and FIP "Formative Instructional Practices".

Organized time for TBT meetings to strengthen collaboration and dis-aggregate data using the five step process.

Expanded leveled library with short read resources.

Reorganized bus dismissal on elementary campus as a team.

Implemented "Crestwood Cares for Others, School, Self" and "Good News Call".

Coordinates BLT meetings with curriculum director bringing TBT data to analyze with leadership team. 

Formed partnership with local business bringing in over $20,000 to purchase two mobile laptop carts.

Initiated blitz teams for 3rd Grade Reading diagnostic. Developed RIMPS.

Works with outside agencies like Children's Advantage, Mobile Dentist, Believe in Dreams to provide services and opportunities for students. 

Joined forces with local law enforcement to update safety plan/map and implement A.L.I.C.E. training.

Effectively communicates with parents through PTO meetings, Blackboard Connect , Facebook, Twitter, Remind 101 and Paper/Video Newsletters.

Rolled out new technologies to staff: AESOP, Public School Works, SignUp Genius, eTPES, EdCite, Twitter, LearnZillions, TodaysMeet, Khan Academy, iReady, AIMSweb Plus, Vitality, Final Forms, Google for Education, eSchool Plus.

Connects with students during Principal Pal luncheons.  Connects with parents through Open House, Conference Nights and Coffee Talks.

Partnered with technology department to equip labs and roll out Ohio State online testing. 

Coordinates and consults with colleagues, parents and pupils pertaining to educational and behavioral management problems and possible solutions.

Counsels students through conflict resolution.

Worked with Cuyahoga ESC on Student Growth Measures and Student Learning Objectives (SLO).

Restructured the master schedule to maximize TBT time and instructional time to provide additional support for students not reaching benchmarks in reading and math.

Administered the school budget.

Formed leadership teams within building to assist with Words Their Way implementation and Math Recovery.

K-5 Technology Research and Integration Team

Aurora City Schools

Served as a liaison between the Technology Operations and Curriculum Department.

Coached teachers in grades K-5 on implementing technology into curriculum. 

Planned district wide professional development on anything from data analysis to the power of new digital technologies.

Experience with tablet and mobile computing platform integration into the classroom.

Connected classrooms to the world: Skyping with Disney Team.

Designed student learning experiences using a multitude of tools like Blogger, Google Reader, Edmodo, Scratch and Skype: A Collaborative Learning Experience.

Co-facilitator of "TILDE Netcasts", online professional development for teachers.

Served on Grading Committee to help roll out standards based report card in grades K-5.

Developed online summer experience for students in grades 3-5 to learn about programming using MIT Scratch.

Spearheaded Aurora Robotics Initiative K-8: First Lego League Team.

Supervised parent coaches to successfully implement Aurora Robotics Initiative.

Trained grade level lead chairs to create assessments and review student data in Global Scholar and Achievement Series for targeted instruction.

Experience in Response to Intervention (RTI).

Implemented Minecraft EDU to bring the Common Core and College Career Readiness Standards to life through well designed integrated units.

Trained students and staff on cloud based solution storage using Google Apps for Education.

Served on Strategic Planning Committee for 2012/2013.

Managed Global Scholar LMS and Achievement Series Systems.

Pinnacle Gradebook Manager, Common Core Standard implementation.

Delivered informational sessions to parents through evening PCF "Parent Communication Forums". 

Supervised students from grade levels 3-5 to successfully implement L810 Studio.

Created, implemented and formed community partnerships for L810 Studio in elementary building.

Worked with teachers individually to develop their own Personal Learning Network for professional growth.

Co-facilitator of "The Connected Journey", a virtual professional development experience for K-12 faculty. 

Well versed in Fountas and Pinnell, AimsWeb, Scholastic Reading Inventory, Daily 5, Guided Reading.

K-5 Delaware Science Coalition Specialist

Appoquinimink School District

Served as a liaison between Department of Education and other districts as well as district curriculum office and district staff.

Supervised, trained and mentored district science lead teachers.

Organized and provided professional development to staff.

Developed formative and summative assessments for state science program.

Worked on the state of DE Benchmarking Committee.

Organized the delivery and pick up of science kits and live materials.

Facilitated lead teacher workshops for state level.

Coordinated with and provided direction for building administration with science curriculum.

Maintained records on staff development and implementation.

Fifth Grade Teacher

Appoquinimink School District

Experience with inclusion, open classrooms and team teaching. Experience working with handicapped children.

Parent communication via class newsletters,email and personal classroom website.

Integration of all subject areas.

Experience with PBL and formative and summative assessments.

Successfully secured an estimated $75,000 in grant monies used for new technology and science literature.

Implemented lesson plans and provided instruction in reading, writing, math and science.

Science Lead Teacher.

Conducted parent/teacher conferences and generated report cards.

New teacher mentor.


Master of Instruction, Education

University of Delaware

Principal License (PreK- Grade 9)

Ashland University

Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education

Bowling Green State University


Cindy Ducca/Crestwood Primary Principal


Gina Voinovich/4th Grade Teacher Aurora City Schools


Shannon Gagel/5th Grade Teacher Aurora City Schools


Alyson Meyer/5th Grade Teacher Solon City Schools


Dr. Alicia Lopez/Former Curriculum Director Aurora City Schools



Jul 2013Jun 2018

5 Year Professional License

Elementary: Grades 1-8
Jan 2013Jun 2018

5 Year Professional License - Principal

Principal Grades PK-6 / Principal Grades 4-9

OTES/OSCES Certification

Ohio Teacher/Counselor Evaluation System

Awards and Recognition

2015 Ohio Department of Education Momentum Award "Crestwood Intermediate"

2011 Gahanna Lincoln Athletic Hall of Fame Nominee

Disney Teacher of the Year Nominee

Louis L. Redding Principal Award

Delaware Superstars in Education "Inclusion Model"

Appoquinimink Teacher of the Year Nominee

Stakeholder Quotes

"Michelle is about putting students first.  She does everything possible to make learning current and meaningful for students with the intent of always moving them forward.  She is a natural leader with students and adults. Michelle is the most forward thinking professional I know!"

Alyson Meyer, 5th Grade Teacher for Solon City Schools

"Michelle's dedication, energy, and positive leadership are a true asset to students and teachers. Her passion for thinking creatively and globally is contagious!" 

Gina Voinovich, 4th Grade Teacher for Aurora City Schools

"She is known as a knowledgeable, dynamic, and  visionary leader.  Michelle's leadership is appreciated and Aurora is lucky to have her on its team."

Russ Bennett, Aurora City Schools Superintendent

"Michelle is an exceptional leader who provides our students with incredible learning opportunities. She exposes the students to new and innovative technologies and strongly encourages them to be independent thinkers and problem solvers. I am so impressed with her dedication and interaction with both students and parents. I am so grateful she is part of my child's education experience. She is the best!"

Joanna Toth,  Aurora City Schools Parent

"Mrs. Gerbrick has taught me skills that I will need for life."

Colin Krupinski, Aurora City Schools Student

Professional Presentations

    2013 Ideastream Technology + Learning Conference: "A Collaborative Learning Experience"
    2011 - 2013 Aurora City Schools: "Aurora Robotics" Initiative, Community Outreach "L810 Studio" Initiative, Community Outreach
    2012 and 2013 Ashland University:"Twitter as a Professional Development Tool"
    2012 eTECH Ohio: "TILDE Netcasts" "A Collaborative Learning Experience""Summer SCRATCH Design Challenge"
    2010 SPARCC Technology Conference: "Summer SCRATCH Design Challenge"

Skills and Attributes

  • Has worked in education with various stakeholders including students and staff in grades K-12.
  • Knowledgeable of current trends in education.
  • A 21st century learner frequently utilizing web 2.0 technologies including blogs, wikis, podcasts, video conferencing, screencasting, and social media to improve one's professional growth.
  • Proficient in cloud based solution storage using Google Apps for Education and Office 365.
  • Self sufficient learner who is hard working and committed to achieving goals.  
  • Adaptable, flexible and has strong verbal/written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Has experience taking courses online and through brick and mortar.
  • Able to formulate strong community/school partnerships and relate effectively to all people at all levels and of diverse backgrounds.