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Michelle Zimmerman

Michelle Zimmerman, PhD, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, selected again as MVP for global impact. She briefed Satya Nadella and team. With 17 years in the classroom (PreK–10), 11 years implementing research into practice, designing Renton Prep, selected as Microsoft's Premiere Showcase School, and serving on the University of Washington, College of Education Professional Education Advisory Board, and adjunct, Concordia University, she experiences education through multiple lenses. Her students have gained international recognition through global school visits hosting Ministries of Education and Delegates at Renton Prep from China, Pakistan, Croatia, Serbia, Australia, New Zealand, Wales, Scotland, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, Netherlands, Germany, France as well as U.S.A. She and her students have presented since 2007: AERA to Scientific American, New York Academy of Sciences, NYU, UCLA, SXSWEdu and a range of edtech conferences including ISTE. They are published in Springer's International Human Computer Interaction Series, and she is the author of Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning, and press such as VentureBeat.


Michelle Zimmerman
Director of Innovative Teaching and Learning Sciences
Renton Prep