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Q&A with Michaela Comella

The Institute is excited to welcome Michaela Comella to the team as our Rockstar Administrative Assistant. Read below to learn more about her!

Describe the work you’ll be doing with Highlander:

At Highlander, I’ll be responsible for reception, event planning, helping the office run smoothly, and assisting Dana with various tasks.

What’s your background?

My background is in Elementary Education. I taught third grade for twelve years at the same elementary school I attended as a child.  While teaching third grade, I was also able to work with preschool through eighth grade students through the various roles I took on within the school community and being the Organizer/Director of several special events. Following that, I was a stay at home mom for two and a half years.

What are you most looking forward to with this new position?

 I’m most looking forward to helping Highlander to grow in an organized, efficient way interacting with everyone in the office, and being a part of the amazing new things being implemented in classrooms around the state.

What’s your self professed ninja-power?

My self professed ninja-power is adaptability.  I am able to wear many hats and feel comfortable in a variety of situations and settings.