Dr. Michel brings a broad skill set to IPSI including school improvement initiatives, systemic change, and effective teaching practices. He led the development of the Texas Reading First evaluation, a compilation of materials that describes and highlights eight years of activities, and co-wrote reports on topics such as change, instructional leadership, and best practices in literacy instruction. He has experience in developing online courses and facilitating statewide collaborative groups with administrative teams and teachers. His current work at IPSI focuses on co-leading the Texas Literacy Initiative, leading multiple teams in the development of facilitated courses in Project Share and providing face-to-face and online professional development, and supporting districts across the state of Texas in literacy education and using data to guide instruction. Dr. Michel’s research focuses on learning communities, effective meetings, and teacher and administrator development.