Michelle Dodd is teaching 7th grade Life Science, 8th grade Physical Science, and Health at the Academy’s Upper School. She grew up in Florida’s Tampa Bay area before moving to Huntsville. Mrs. Dodd received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She’s been a certified teacher for almost 20 years and has taught many grades. She also has a Master’s of Science in Guidance and Counseling, as well as a specialization in Positive Psychology. She has been a school counselor within the Huntsville City Schools. She was also in private business as a certified wisdom and character coach for kids, and has research interests in neuroscience and social-emotional resilience. Mrs. Dodd has been happily married for 21 years to her husband, Byron. They have two children, Evan and Ellie, who attend the Academy. She enjoys reading, crafting, exercising, and getting outdoors with her family. She and her family attend Rivertree Church where she’s a Sunday School teacher with her husband. Her favorite Bible verses are 1 John 4:7-9 and Colossians 2:2-3.