Born and raised on a farm in rural Indiana, Michelle Nuest graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelors of Science in Retail Management and a minor in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. She is currently training with Hershey Montessori Training Institute for ages 6-12. Michelle loves working with children and sharing her knowledge creatively with arts, music, and rhythm. Her favorite things to do within the classroom include helping the children discover their own creativity and expanding the skills and talents they already possess. She looks forward to sharing her expertise with animals and agriculture with the children and providing a supportive environment. Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband, Kevin, traveling to new food places and taking walks with their dog, Samurai and playing with the cat, Ninja. Michelle looks forward to her first year at Tempe Montessori and becoming a part of the community.