Michelle Batterbee Fox


Work experience

Work experience
Sep 1990 - Jun 2015

English Language Arts Teacher

Ellsworth Community School

Instructor. Most recently taught ELA 6, ELA 7, ELA 9, ELA 11, College and Career Readiness, and Media Studies.

Ellsworth Community School is an award-winning district with 270 students, K-12. During my career I taught all levels of language arts, honors classes, remedial classes, journalism/publications, humanities, and dual-enrollment courses for college credit through Baker College and North Central Michigan College.

Supervisor: Aaron Gaffney,  (231) 588-2544

2006 - 2008

Adjunct Faculty

Baker College of Cadillac

Taught speech and group dynamics courses for dual enrollment

Supervisor: Maynard Thompson.

2001 - 2006

K-12 Principal

Ellsworth Community School

Title One Director / Special Education Director / District Testing Coordinator /Section 504 Coordinator / Curriculum Director /Teacher, Essential English Skills.

Promoted to this multi-faceted administrative position with accountability for school operations and student instruction of this award-winning K-12 school with 242 students and 35 faculty and staff.

Assisted the district in cutting expenses by voluntarily returning to the classroom.

Supervisor: James Emery

1992 - 1999

Adjunct Faculty

North Central Michigan College

Taught Freshman Composition as a dual-enrollment course.

Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Picard .

Taught Freshman Composition to primarily adult learners.

Supervisor: Robert Boldrey.


2008 - 2009

Continuing Education

Spring Arbor University, on-line

Social studies coursework for enrichment

1999 - 2002

Master's of Educational Administration, School Leadership. 

Central Michigan University

Coursework included statistics, leadership theory, curriculum, personnel management

1992 - 1996

Master of Arts, Humanities.  

Central Michigan University

Coursework included art, music, literature, film, theory/criticism

1986 - 1988

Bachelor of Arts. 

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Major: English, Minor: Journalism, Cognate, History

1983 - 1985

Associate of Arts

Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan

Liberal Arts, Presidential Scholar


1988 - Present

Professional Teaching Certificate

State of Michigan



Certificate Number: CC-6C1030227727