Michele strives to support the transformation of systems by prioritizing professional development. Central to all of her work is a commitment to support self-directedness. De Bellis designs and leads professional development for the Institute for Habits of Mind as the North American affiliate and director of professional development. She also serves as a training associate for Thinking Collaborative – providing professional development in Cognitive Coaching and Adaptive Schools Seminars. She has been a special education teacher, district administrator and most recently director of K-16 partnerships in literacy, mathematics and science focused on issues of equity and school reform through professional development.
Love this conference. It is always the highlight of my year. The level of learning is deep and supportive of the work that I do.— 2017 Conference Attendee
This conference was differentiated for the needs of my school leadership team. They were able to choose from a variety of sessions that addressed different areas.— Priscilla Hopkins, Principal