8th Grade Homeroom Teacher, 6th - 8th Grade Science Teacher, Curriculum Director
Born and raised in northern California, Michelle East moved to Los Angeles after graduating from San Jose State University with a degree in the performing arts. Michelle’s St. Brendan career began when her oldest daughter entered SBS in the 2nd grade. Michelle credits Kathy Vogl as her teaching inspiration. “Mrs. Vogl was an amazing influence on my professional life. Working in Mrs. Vogl’s ‘stations’ exposed me to the eager, fun, and creative world of an elementary school classroom.”
Michelle has been the 5th grade homeroom teacher, 7th grade homeroom teacher, the middle school Language Arts teacher, and now serves as the middle school science teacher and 8th grade homeroom teacher. Michelle especially loves teaching science as she knows it lends itself to nurturing critical and analytical thinking. Michelle also serves as the St. Brendan curriculum director which gives her the opportunity to serve in an administrative capacity while maintaining her place in the classroom.
Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, drawing, dancing, creating, and dissecting anything! If you ask Michelle what she teaches, she will respond, “I teach children.”