Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education Appalachian State University National Board Certification in Middle Childhood

Michelle Lanford

I received my degree in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University in 1998. I also have my National Board Certification in Middle Childhood grades that I received in 2005. I began my teaching career at East Burke Middle School in December 1998 where I taught 6th grade Math for 3 1/2 years. From there I went to Blackburn Elementary in Catawba County where I taught 5th grade for 12 years and 6th grade for one year. I have also taught at West Lenoir Elementary in Caldwell County. My path led me here to Sawmills Elementary in 2015, where I teach 5th grade Reading and Social Studies. I am blessed to be here at Sawmills and love the support from the staff and community.