After serving as a substitute teacher at Seven Generations for the 2009-2010 school year, Michelle joined the staff full time as a Third Grade teacher in fall 2010, and moved to First Grade in fall 2013. In 2017, she began a new adventure at Seven Gen as a Reading Teacher and in 2019 as an ESL teacher.
Born and raised in Allentown, she earned her B.S. in elementary education and early childhood from Kutztown University and her ESL Certification from Lehigh Carbon Community College, in 2010. In addition to substitute teaching at Seven Gen and acting as a group supervisor for preschoolers at a local childcare center, Michelle worked in the Education Department at the Lehigh Valley Zoo as a Conservation Educator. As at the Zoo, Seven Generations allows her to integrate her two main loves – teaching and nature. Living just minutes from Blue Mountain, her backyard is one of her favorite places with the view of the mountain, surrounding forestry, and a variety of wildlife visitors. It’s a relaxing atmosphere to truly take in and appreciate all of nature’s beauty.
Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and friends, particularly sharing her passion for the outdoors with them. Her favorite things to do are hiking, going to the beach, landscaping/gardening with her husband and keeping up with her two children. Contact Michelle Costello at firstname.lastname@example.org