Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Biology B.A. Psychology (minor) B.S. Health Science M.Ed Elementary Education M.Ed Administration Middle School Science Endorsement

Ms. Michelle Stewart

My name is Michelle Stewart. I am so excited about being an 8th Grade Science teacher at O.W. Huth Middle School!!!

As a child, I always wanted to be an educator. During my high school years, I found myself gravitating towards science. Subsequently, by the time I entered college, I was determined to become a Medical Doctor. In 1989, I entered University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff as a Biology/Pre-Med major. Due to some family issues at home in 1992, regretfully I had to leave school and returned to Chicago. Some years later, I moved back to Arkansas and wanted to finish my undergraduate degree. In 2016, I graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with honors majoring in Biology, Health Science and a minor in Psychology.

After graduation, a friend who was the principal of an elementary school ran into staffing shortages and called me to help. That was the day that my life changed, and I knew I was supposed to be an educator! Since that day in 2016, I have taught throughout school districts in Arkansas and Illinois as a long-term substitute. My love for kids and wanting to see them excel is my greatest motivation.

In 2019, I decided to seek my Masters in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ. As a result, on May 15, 2021, I graduated with honors holding a 4.0GPA. In June 2022, I decided that it was time to return to Grand Canyon University to pursue a Master’s Degree in Elementary Administration. I graduated from that Master's program in December 2023 with honors, holding another 4.0 GPA!

I believe, from the beginning of my days in education to now, it has been divinely orchestrated to show me the tools and leadership qualities of a great administrator. My goal is to provide support to the teachers and building staff, promote a positive learning environment for the students so that they can be academically, socially and culturally successful, build strong relationships with the students and their family and have the students shine as a beacon of hope for our local community.