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Mrs.  Michelle  Shepard
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Mrs. Shepard has Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Florida Southern College in Lakeland.  She is certified by the Florida Department of Education in Elementary Education and Exceptional Student Education.  In addition, Mrs. Shepard is has an endorsement in English Speakers of Other Languages.  She was awarded her National Certification in Middle Childhood by the Board of Professional Teaching Standards in 1990.


Mrs. Shepard has 28 years of teaching experience in both Elementary and Middle Schools within Florida.  She has spent the last 18 years of her career in Hardee County teaching at Wauchula Elementary, Hilltop Elementary, and Hardee Junior High.  As an original faculty member when Hilltop Elementary opened its doors in 2006, Mrs. Shepard was proud to represent the school as Teacher of Year that year.


Mrs. Michelle Shepard is a native of Florida, having grown up in Lakeland.  She is married and has four children.  Mrs. Shepard and her family currently live in Winter Haven.  When not in the classroom she is an avid reader and enjoys playing music and trying out new recipes on her family.