When she moved to Vancouver from Montreal, where she had taught chikdren with special needs, Michele pursued and earned certification in early childhood education.Continuing in the special education field, she established a programme for autistic and for children with severe behavior pre-schoolers.
In Victoria, she developed a programme that introduced French to Junior Kindergarteners. Michele is a firm believer in the importance that art, music, dance and drama play in learning, performing stimulating creativity, developing self-confidence and lessening inhibitions.These were incorporated in the every day lesson plans.
Since retiring. Michele enjoys reading, gardening and her classes in Yoga, Pilates and Zumba.She loves Opera, Ballet,Theatre and visiting the many art galleries that Victoria has to offer.