Author Bio

Michelle Johnston is associate dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Ferris State University where she assisted in the development and implementation of a new standards-based elementary education program. She is well known in Michigan for her work on literacy issues including participating as a member of the Michigan English Language Arts Standards Setting Committee and with the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory Strategic Teaching and Reading Program. In addition to her trip to China, Dr. Johnston taught teachers in Okinawa, Japan, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Valbonne, France as well as visiting colleges throughout The Netherlands.


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