Michele King supports the implementation of campus and district leadership training for The Holdsworth Center.
She brings educational experience, as well as a versatile business management and consulting background. Before becoming an educator, she spent 10 years in the technology sector building web sites and managing projects for clients.
Transitioning to the education field in 2003, Michele worked towards her master’s degree in the evenings while teaching in a first-grade bilingual classroom at a Title I school. She went on to become an administrator for Austin ISD where she was responsible for, among other duties, oversight of the district’s data management system and supporting the 6,000 educators using it to inform their instruction. Additionally, Michele has managed major technology implementations for Dallas ISD and worked closely with the University of North Texas to open the UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center. Recently, Michele was a member of the board of directors and board chair of Open Door Preschools, an Austin non-profit organization serving families of diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
Though she has spent most of her life in Texas, Michele has had the opportunity to live and work in the Pacific Northwest, Mexico and Switzerland. She is bilingual in Spanish and maintains an active Texas teaching certification. Michele holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Austin College in Sherman, Texas and a master’s degree in education from Texas State University in San Marcos.