Michele Hand is a 2020-21 Texas Policy Fellow. She provides intervention services to kindergarten and first-grade students at Stanton-Smith Elementary School. She currently serves her district as a Whitehouse Education Foundation grant advocate, grant recipient, Stanton Smith’s 2019–2020 Teacher of the Year, and professional development facilitator. Michele previously taught first, second, and third grades and has served on her district gifted and talented committee and as a team leader. Michele graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Early Childhood Education.