MICHELLE FOCKLER is a consultant with Public Impact, focused primarily on leading Opportunity Culture design and implementation support teams in schools. Before joining Public Impact, Ms. Fockler was the managing director of residency at Teach For America in Eastern North Carolina (ENC). In this role, she led the ENC Regional Institute, which provides leadership development and teacher training for new corps members and summer programming for students in partner school districts. Ms. Fockler began her Teach For America career as a high school English language arts and social studies teacher in Bertie County (North Carolina) Schools, where she also served as a coach for new teachers. In 2019, she earned a Teach For America Certificate of Excellence in Adult Learning. She holds a B.A. in history and a B.A. in Italian and special fields from UCLA.