Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Social Studies and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Michigan Certifications in History, Social Studies, and ESL K-12
Ms. Michelle Medved
Originally studying to be a Spanish teacher, Michelle Medved has long believed in the importance of multilingualism and diversity. Her love for traveling, geography, and learning about other cultures is part of the reason she chose to become a social studies and ELL teacher. She currently teaches World History and works with ELL students in several capacities.
Ms. Medved grew up in Novi, the city with the largest Japanese population in Michigan. She watched as many of her friends went through the process of learning English and acclimating to a new country. She has sought to better understand the language acquisition process through her studies of Spanish and now Japanese. Ms. Medved believes that the best teachers never stop learning, and trying to understand their students’ challenges.
Ms. Medved began her studies at Grand Valley State University’s Frederick Meijer Honors College before transferring to Eastern Michigan University to complete her degree. She also was an ESL intern and group coordinator at Washtenaw Literacy. She graduated magna cum laude in 2016 with her BA. Previously, she was a part of Northville Public Schools, where she student taught U.S. History at Hillside Middle School and then worked as an Immigrant Support/ELL teacher. Additionally, she has been teaching ELL classes at a private language school in Novi since 2015.
In her free time, Ms. Medved enjoys cooking, traveling, and working out. She has completed both the Grand Rapids Half Marathon in 2012 and the Detroit Half Marathon in 2015.