Michelle Cummings is the Chief Academic Officer for the Medford School District in southern Oregon. As a former high school and elementary school principal, English and Social Studies teacher, and volleyball coach in the U.S. and Switzerland, Michelle has dedicated her career to achieving unprecedented outcomes for all students and improving the performance of educators. AASA recognized her contributions with the national Women in Leadership Award. Born and raised in New Orleans, Michelle holds a B.A. from Brown and an Ed.M from Harvard.