Michelle Icard is a speaker, author, and educator who helps kids, parents and teachers navigate the tricky middle school social world. Her book Middle School Makeover: Improving The Way You And Your Child Experience The Middle School Years (Bibliomotion, 2014) received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly for being outstanding in its genre. Her social leadership curricula, Athena’s Path & Hero’s Pursuit, have been implemented in thirty schools, in five states, and have impacted over 10,000 students.
Michelle is a contributor to The Washington Post, Your Teen Magazine, and Today.com and has been featured by Parents.com, A Mighty Girl, The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, Fox News’ Good Day Carolinas, The Charlotte Today Show, and Huffington Post.
Michelle regularly speaks at schools and parenting events around the country as well as internationally. She hosts Right in the Middle, a popular conference for girls headed to middle school and their moms. She has also written curriculum for other national programs for adolescents, including Girlology and Girls Rock the House. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, 15-year-old daughter, and 13-year-old son. Find more about Michelle at her website, www.michelleinthemiddle.com.