Dr Michelle Pearce
Dr Michelle Pearce has a background in primary and secondary teaching. She has a Masters degree and a PhD in Special Education. Her research focussed on preparing secondary school teachers to teach every student.
Originally trained as an English and History teacher, Michelle has dedicated much of her career to teaching children with disabilities and learning difficulties in NSW. She was Principal of Tamworth Base Hospital School before moving to WA in 1999. Michelle was the K-12 Special Education consultant for gifted and talented students, and those with disabilities and learning difficulties in 140 schools that were members of the Association of Independent Schools WA, including independent Aboriginal schools in remote areas.
Michelle has lectured in special education at Curtin and Notre Dame Universities, and is currently contracted to Edith Cowan University. She has worked on research projects such as Helping Children with Autism: Positive Partnerships (national); A project to improve the learning outcomes of students with disabilities in early, middle and post compulsory years of schooling (ACT); Better Beginnings and KindiLink (WA).