As a three-decade resident in all four quadrants of Oklahoma and descendent of pioneers from the southwest corner of our state, Michelle has a unique understanding of the people and culture outside of the Oklahoma City metro area. While she grew up in Moore, she has spent years in the Blanchard, Enid, and Tulsa areas, and currently resides in the Noble Public School district, south of Lake Thunderbird.
Additionally, she has spent countless hours serving and getting to know the parents, children and educational needs of several communities in and around the metro area as a public school teacher and substitute for the past six years. She writes about and reflects upon these experiences at MrsWatersEnglish.com.
Michelle’s passion as a writer is telling the stories of interesting, down-to-earth Oklahomans who might not otherwise receive the accolades they deserve for their hard work, ingenuity, and grit. She began telling these stories as a student newspaper reporter for The Jag Wire at Westmoore High School, a reporter and editor for The Bison at Oklahoma Baptist University, and an award-winning writer for the Shawnee News-Star. She’s also written for the Lincoln County News and Guthrie News Leader.
Prior to becoming a teacher, she owned and operated a home-based website design, hosting and content writing company for almost 10 years, which enabled her to work with and listen to clients from all over the world.