Michelle Hale received a B.A. in foreign affairs from The University of Virginia and an M.A. in comparative literature from Brigham Young University. She also has 25 years of experience with the performing arts as an amateur dramatist, vocalist, and director. A dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she finds the greatest enjoyment in learning with her children and students and serving in her community and church. Michelle and her husband, Steve, live in Virginia with their five children.