Professional Development Facilitator
Michelle Stankevicius serves as Professional Development Facilitator and Lead Technology Team Member at SLI. Michelle provides workshops, leadership and support to public and private schools. She facilitates and co-designs a variety of workshops, coaching sessions, and other research-based professional development for teachers. Michelle leads the SLI Technology Team in developing, writing and administration of a new website, social media and blog. Previously, Michelle worked at Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy in Chicago where she instructed students in grades pre-k through 8th in the Computer Lab and as a Reading Resource teacher, as well as a self-contained classroom teacher. Michelle served as the Least Restrictive Environment facilitator, School Based Problem Solving leader, mentor to new teachers, Chairperson of the PPLC, Chairperson of the Social Committee and on the School Improvement Plan Committee. Mrs. Stankevicius was selected as a participant in Chicago Foundation for Education’s Teacher Advisory Board to the Commission on Improving Curriculum-Based Assessment. She also participated in the City of Chicago’s Goals 2000 program in which she planned and implemented a school wide thematic unit. She wrote and was awarded the ASPIRE grant (Alliance for School-based Problem-solving and Intervention Resources in Education) for Saucedo Academy in 2006. Mrs. Stankevicius received her B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Saint Xavier University.