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My name is Michelle Whaley and I have been teaching at Sewanee Elementary School in Sewanee, TN for fifteen years. I live in Estill Springs with my wonderful husband, John. My daughter, Cadence is 23 years old and is obtaining her Master's degree in Speech and Language from Western Kentucky University.  She is now Mrs. Rusty Dawson.  My son, Chayton is 20 years old and is attending Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film in Nashville, TN. He will be majoring in film and may be the next Steven Spielberg! We have one pet, an 8-year old Pomapoo named Shanelle.

I fulfilled my childhood dream of becoming a teacher when I returned to school after my children were born. I attended Motlow State Community College in Tullahoma, TN and earned an Associate of Science degree in 2000. Then I transferred to Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in 2002. In 2006 I furthered my education by earning a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from MTSU.  This fall I will be attending Lincoln Memorial University to obtain my Educational Leadership degree.