Michelle has a Speech Language Therapy background and has worked in education for over 30 years in direct service delivery, advocacy, consultancy and management roles. She has worked from the early years (0-4 years), primary, secondary and leaving school age in a range of education settings. Michelle has worked with communities across the country in the establishment of schools with a focus on young people disenfranchised from education. Currently Michelle works in the National Education Team of Life Without Barriers supporting the LWB strategic directions ensuring children and young people in out of home care realise their full education potential. In all her work Michelle remains committed to supporting and improving educational opportunities for all children and young people as a fundamental right.