New Executive Director Looks Forward To A "Dynamic" Year
Michelle's professional and educational background is a perfect fit with Oak Meadow's focus on environmental awareness and stewardship, and on helping students develop strong reading and writing skills. She received her undergraduate degree in Education and English from the University of Rhode Island. She pursued her graduate degree in Environmental Education from Antioch University New England. Before coming to Oak Meadow, Michelle taught English at Northfield Mount Hermon, was a Learning Specialist in the Massachusetts public schools, and worked as a Program Director for The Massachusetts Audubon Society.
Oak Meadow's Co-founder and President, Lawrence Williams, who served as Interim Executive Director, recommended Simpson-Siegel to the position, saying, "She's been an outstanding High School Program Director and has developed a solid understanding of all aspects of our organization. Under Michelle's leadership, I'm confident Oak Meadow will enter an exciting new stage of growth and development."
Michelle (bottom left) with Oak Meadow staff