Michelle Wyatt has worked at the Susan Gray School (SGS) for 24 years. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education in 1996 from Union University. In 2000, she received a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Vanderbilt University. She completed her Doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2017.
Ms. Wyatt began her career at SGS as an inclusive classroom Lead Teacher of two-year-olds. After being a Lead Teacher in the classroom program, she moved into an Early Interventionist position in the Outreach Program of the SGS. She worked with families of children ages birth to 3 with disabilities in their homes. This role taught her a great deal about the importance of listening and working with families as they worked through the process of learning about their child's disability, as well as how to advocate for their child in the educational system.
After three years of working in the Outreach Program, she moved into the Family Services Coordination role at the school, which quickly transformed into an Assistant Director position. As time progressed, she was promoted to Associate Director and has remained in that position until being asked to serve as the Interim Director in August 2020.
“My role as Associate Director allowed me to learn the importance of creating relationships with staff members, families, children and the local community. I have had wonderful mentors in my professional career who have taught me the value of being a consistent leader who values relationships with employees and families as well as sets the tone for the school.”
Ms. Wyatt has served as a member of former Mayor Carl Dean’s Advisory Committee on Inclusive Practices in Education. She is also a member of the Local Interagency Coordinating Council for the Greater Nashville District and the Council of Early Childhood Education, and a guest lecturer with the Voluntary Advocacy Program.
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