Michelle King, M.Ed.

Learning Forward: Associate Director of Communities

I Believe...

  • in meaningful, engaging and dynamic professional learning.

  • the purpose of professional learning is to connect learners for the purpose of improving educator effectiveness.

  • effective professional learning results in increased student achievement and success.

Education & Certification

Master of Education

The University of North Texas, Denton, Texas (August 2000) Major: Secondary Education

Minor: Computer Education/Cognitive Systems

Bachelor of Arts

The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa (May 1992) Major: Mathematical Sciences

Teacher Certification (K-12)


Texas Teacher Provisional Secondary Mathematics (Lifetime)

Iowa Teacher Provisional K-12 Mathematics (Expired)

Instructional Leadership

Associate Director of Communities

Learning Forward: The Professional Learning Association

Dallas, TX

  • Coordinate Learning Forward’s online communities of practice, supporting a network of districts committed to professional development redesign
  • Support the expansion of on-the-ground consulting to districts both large and small

Executive Director of Professional Learning

Lewisville ISD, Lewisville, TX (2014-present)

Director of Professional Learning

Coppell ISD, Coppell, TX (2009-2014)

Strategic Plan Internal Facilitator

Coppell ISD, Coppell, TX(2008-2014)

Cambridge Strategic Services Program Model

  • Coppell High School Site Plan (2008–2009)
  • Coppell Middle Schools Plan (2009–2011)

Dean of Instruction, Coppell High School

Coppell ISD, Coppell, TX (2008-2009)

Curriculum and Staff Development Coordinator/Director

  • EC-12 Mathematics, Denton ISD, Denton, TX (2001-2005)
  • EC-12 Mathematics & 9-12 Foreign Language, Coppell ISD, Coppell, TX (2005-2009)

Service Leadership

Learning Forward Annual Conference, Dallas 2013, Host Committee Chair

Learning Forward Texas, Board of Directors


  • 2011-2012, Member
  • 2012-2013, President Elect
  • 2013-2014, President
  • 2014-2015, Past President

National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Conference Planning

  • 2010, Co-Chair, NCTM Regional Conference, New Orleans
  • 2013, Program Committee, NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition, Denver, Colorado

Government Relations Representative, Texas Association for Supervisors of Mathematics


Revision Committee, Elementary Mathematics Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills


Texas Education Agency

Program Co-Chair, Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT)


Dallas, Texas

Partner in development, Accelerating Mathematics Instruction/Mathematics Tutoring Intervention Program, Grades 3, 4, 5, and 6


Plano ISD, Plano, Texas

Master Trainer, Texas Math Initiative Academy

(2002, 2003)

Texas Education Agency

Mathematics Building Level Specialist, J. Erik Jonsson Community School


Dallas, Texas

Change Facilitator, J. Erik Jonsson Community School

Dallas, Texas

Scope and Sequence Writing Team, Birdville ISD

North Richland Hills, Texas

National Portfolio Assessment Field Trial Participant

Texas Education Agency

Presentations Highlights

  • Introduction to Cultural Proficiency, Lewisville ISD
  • When a Districts Collaborate to Transform Learning - Learning Forward 2014 Annual Conference, Nashville, TN
  • Instructional Leadership Series, Coppell ISD
  • Beginning Educators and Mentors Series, Coppell ISD
  • Dynamic Classroom Assessment (DCA) – Elementary and Secondary
  • Inquiry-based Instruction in Mathematics
  • Content Focused Coaching in Mathematics
  • What to Look for in a Mathematics Classroom – a session for Administrators
  • Mathematics for Life - UCARE
  • Interactive Notebooks in Mathematics (grades 4–8)
  • The Brain and Mathematics (based on ASCD Video series)
  • Growing Mathematical Ideas in Kindergarten

Classroom Experience

Adjunct Instructor, Texas Woman’s University

Denton, Texas (Spring 2004–2007)

Elementary, Grade 6

Junior High Mathematics, J. Erik Jonsson Community School

Dallas, Texas (1997–2001)

Middle School Mathematics

North Ridge Middle and North Oaks Middle, Birdville ISD

North Richland Hills, Texas (1992–1997)

Professional Highlights & Memberships

  • Host Committee Conference Chair, Learning Forward Annual Conference, Dallas 2013
  • Board Member (including President and President-Elect), Learning Forward Texas (2011-present)
  • Conference Program Committee Member, National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM),
  • Annual Conference & Exposition, Denver CO, April 2013
  • Conference Co-Chair, National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Regional
  • New Orleans, LA, October 2010
  • Apple Distinguished Educator Academy, Summer 2010
  • Co-Presenter: Texas Association for Secondary School Administrators, June 2009
  • Co-Presenter: Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (TxASCD), October
  • 2007
  • Co-presenter: National Council for Supervisors of Mathematics, March 2007
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Elementary Revision, Texas Education Agency,
  • October 2004
  • Texas Academy for Mathematics Leaders (TAMEL) Cohort 1, Aug 2002–Dec 2003
  • The University of Texas Charles A. Dana Center, Austin, TX
  • Program Co-Chair: Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics of Teaching (CAMT)
  • 2004–2005, July 11–15, Dallas, TX)
  • Co-presenter: National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (April 2004)

Hobbies & Interests

Music, Sports and Outdoor activities, Travel