Michele Timmons is a career educator with more than 20 year experience including serving as a teacher, administrator, special education director, charter school founder and educational service center director. As EDWorks’ Partnership Development Manager, Michele collaborates with schools, districts, communities, businesses and higher education to build systems so all students are college and career ready. Prior to her work at EDWorks, Michele held a leadership position at Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center where she served as the Care Team Collaborative Director. There she helped support 51 schools in 6 Ohio counties improve academic achievement by building Comprehensive Systems of Learning Supports that addressed children's academic and non-academic needs. Under her direction, Care Team Collaborative received numerous awards and recognitions including being registered as an effective practice by Ohio Mental Health Network for School Success and Ohio Public Charter School Association’s National Best Cooperative Practices: Charter and Traditional Public Schools Program. Michele is also known for her work as the co-founder and first Executive Director of Foxfire Center for Student Success, a federally recognized model drop-out recovery conversion charter high school.