Hello! My name is Michele Kirkley. I am married and have one daughter. I graduated from Winthrop University many years ago and have a bachelor’s degree in early childhood and elementary education. This year will begin my 28th year teaching. I have taught first grade for most of those years, but have also taught 2nd grade for four or five of those years. My first four teaching years were spent as a basic skills lab teacher and a first grade teacher at Alice Drive Elementary school. The last 23 have been at Crosswell where I have had the privilege of being a Teacher of the Year and the Distinguished Literacy Teacher. I love children and enjoy teaching.