Michelle Holmes

Michelle Holmes is the inaugural Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Crane Country Day School. She has been teaching in public and private institutions for 22 years. Prior to teaching, she was a teaching artist and museum educator in New York City. Michelle obtained her bachelor’s degree in International Political Science from Queens College and her Masters of Science in Museum and Elementary Education from Bank Street College of Education. Additionally, she has completed studies in Language-Based Learning Disorders at Windward’s Teacher Institute. She has completed facilitation training with Lion's Story and National SEED Project.

Current Workshops


Building Blocks: Community, Coaching, & Strategies for Classroom Educators

Building Blocks strengthens participants' fundamental teaching skills and emphasizes inclusive practices for unit design, equitable classroom management, navigating school culture, deepening cultural competencies, and engaging confidently as a teacher leader. Participants will build community with each other, work with diverse educational leaders from the CATDC community, and have the opportunity to engage in two individual, 30-minute coaching sessions over the course of the program.

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