• My name is Michelle Urbanski Valentino.
    • I was born and raised in Rochester, NY.
    • I went to Webster High School.
    • I attended Nazareth College for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies.
    • I received a BA in Psychology and a certification in Elementary and Special Education.
    • I went on to receive my Masters Degree in Education at Nazareth College.
    • I received a job in 2001 at Thomas Jefferson High School.
    • I worked at Jefferson HS as a Special Education Teacher for 11 years.
    • In 2012, I went on a sabbatical from teaching and returned to Nazareth College for an extension of my certification to include ESOL.
    • I was certified in August of 2012 and hired as an ESL teacher at the Rochester International Academy, where I currently work with the older population to prepare them for jobs and post-secondary education, as well life skills. 
    • I enjoy playing and coaching soccer.
     
    -Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.
    -Confucious