About Ms. Vanhala

My science teaching mission statement: 
To inspire students to love learning, to continually ask questions, and to think critically about the world around them.
Originally from Big Rapids, MI, I attended Central Michigan University as a double major in both Integrated Sciences and English for Secondary Education on a full-ride academic Centralis Scholarship. In my time at Central, I served as Central's Student Body Vice President through Student Government Association and as the President of the Honors Outreach Network in addition to studying abroad in England, China, and Ghana. I was also employed as a BIO 110 Supplemental Instruction Leader, Writing Center Consultant, and Academic Orientation Mentor.

In 2014, I was named a Knowles Teaching Fellow through the Knowles Teacher Initiative, a national foundation focused on providing professional development and funding for the support of young math and science teachers. In 2017, I completed a Masters of Science in Science Education through the University of Michigan - Dearborn with a focus on project-based and inquiry learning.

I love traveling whenever I have the chance and enjoy reading in my free time (Harry Potter is my favorite)! 

Click here to read my Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship Biography. I would love for you to donate to my Donors Choose page to help pay for classroom supplies and projects here. More information on my teaching and grading philosophies can be found here. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!
Ms. Michelle Vanhala
Science Teacher
C201,Tecumseh High School
760 Brown St.
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Phone: 517- 424-6505 ext. 7427
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