Honoring our Cahn Fellows (2016)

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Michelle Willis assumed the principalship of Gillespie Elementary School in Chicago in 2007. Prior to being selected principal of Nia Middle and Foundations Elementary Schools in 2004, Willis served as a teacher, reading specialist, and assistant principal. An award-winning school leader, Michelle has transformed three schools on probation, including Gillespie, which is now a model school for technology. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, two Masters Degrees in Education – Teaching of Reading and Educational Administration from Chicago State University and a Doctorate of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University in Chicago.

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