Dr. Michelle Mackey is the Clinical Director of the Scottsdale Children’s Institute. Dr. Michelle brings 10 years of experience in directly leading and working with children both with and without disabilities in schools, homes, and clinic settings.
“I think one of the biggest things that would stand out to anyone coming in is that all of the students are learning in small groups … each student will always be working on something that is individualized for them.”
Dr. Michelle received her B.A. in Psychology and English from Rutgers University in New Jersey and her M.A. and Doctorate from the Teachers College, Columbia University Program in New York City. Furthermore, she is a New Jersey state certified teacher with certificates qualifying her to teach students in both general and special education. Her specialties include teaching inclusive and self-contained classrooms that utilize applied behavior analysis.
Dr. Michelle has successfully had many students who leave her classrooms and perform at or above grade level across all subject areas. Her particular area of expertise is teaching young children to become fluent readers and she aims to instill a love of learning to read in every young student. Dr. Michelle was inspired to bring her unique skill set to Scottsdale Children’s Institute because the teachers and supervisors are dedicated to helping each and every child reach their full potential, both academically and socially. When Dr. Michelle is not working with her students, she loves baking and reading.