Michelle DeKam-Palmieri, Elementary School Principal

Michelle has 30 years of educational experiences, which include elementary teaching as well as school and district-level leadership. She most recently completed 14 years as an elementary school principal in Minnesota, where she led a community school through the creation of social/emotional support structures, fully integrated curricular units of study, STEM-based offerings, and iPad integration. Michelle’s entire career encompasses the success of preschool and elementary-aged children, and she is passionate about collaborative environments and innovation. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, a Bachelor of Arts in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Arts in Instructional Technology from the University of St. Thomas, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Minnesota State University.