Mount Laurel Schools News Article

2021-2022 Burlington County Teacher of The Year

Michelle Poolaw

Michelle Poolaw graduated magna cum laude from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2011, with a master’s degree in education. She taught 3rd grade for eight years before becoming an Elementary Basic Skills Math teacher this school year.
Michelle is an active volunteer in the school and community and participates in numerous committees and clubs. She is innovative in ways that are unique and exceptional, creating learning environments that have a profound impact on student achievement. She celebrates differences, cultivates creativity, and invites a sense of curiosity to inspire all learners to see their worth no matter the challenges they face.
As a leader, Michelle promotes a rigorous education for all by building relationships, collaborating, and continuously learning new ideas and strategies that she passes on to her colleagues. She empowers her students to have confidence and to believe in themselves and their dreams can come true.

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