NORTH ATLANTIC REGION
Welcome #NorthAtlanticRenRegion educators! Learn more about your champion and what’s going on in your region below.
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Each region is led by a champion, a volunteer educator who has seen the power of Renaissance in their school. Educators in each region share ideas and successes with one another through Facebook Groups and a monthly email newsletter.
Hi, I’m Michelle CarneyRay-Yoder, and I am the superintendent for Somers Point School District in New Jersey. Before coming to Somers Point, I was the Principal and Director of Special Education for Margate City Schools. Prior to Margate, I served as a middle school vice-principal in Egg Harbor Township; a Learning Disability Teacher Consultant in Galloway Township; and a Special Education Teacher (LD/ ED) in Brigantine and Norfolk, Virginia; along with a paraprofessional in Norfolk, Virginia. In addition to my educational experience, I also serve as an adjunct professor at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (Master’s level teacher education/ administration), along with previous basketball coaching experience at the middle, high school, and Division III levels.
Before starting my educational career, I was a Division I basketball player on a full scholarship at The College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA). Playing against the powerhouses of women’s college basketball created a great sense of preparation, patience, and teamwork, which was an incredibly formative influence that I brought to my position here in Somers Point.
This drive led me to continue on in my education to complete a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia) along with a Master’s Degree and Doctorate in Educational Administration at Widener University (Chester, PA). I am so excited to be the Renaissance Champion for the North Atlantic!