Michelle Hurd

My name is Michelle Hurd and I am the school counselor at Pickerington Alternative School. I graduated from Bowling Green State University in May of 1999, with a Bachelors degree in the area of Special Education. That summer I was honored to be hired by Pickerington Local Schools and began my career at the junior high, teaching all core subjects in the 8th grade as well as tutoring 7th graders. Before the end of my first year of teaching, I wanted to continue my education and started my Master’s degree program at the University of Dayton, where I earned a Master's degree in the area of School Counseling.
After my first year of teaching, I chose work with Emotionally Disturbed students, and did so for four year. I then went back to teaching junior high students in the resource room, tutoring, and working with teachers in inclusion classes for eight years.
In the spring of 2012 I decided I needed a change and wanted to put my Master’s degree to use. When a job for both a school counselor and intervention specialist became available at Pickerington Community School, I accepted this new challenge at the high school level.
I am fortunate to work with a staff I also consider my friends, & this makes coming to work that much more enjoyable. Our staff also loves working with our eclectic group of teenagers.
My husband & I are grateful to be raising 3 active, happy, healthy boys & you could say there's never a dull moment at school or home!

Education

Bachelors of Science from Bowling Green State University - Special Education K-12 in Specific Learning Disability & Emotional Disturbance

Masters in School Counseling from the University of Dayton