Michelle Bagshaw serves as a lecturer, faculty member and associate director in the Office of Field Education, working with graduate and undergraduate students. Michelle’s area of practice interest and experience include services for children, youth and families and higher education.
Michelle began her career with youth in a crisis residential setting and continued to work with young adults in employment programs, independent living for teens aging out of foster care, and in supporting higher education access for youth in foster care. Michelle also worked for five years in a child abuse prevention program for parents. She currently consults as a parent educator with foster parents and adoptive families focusing on transracial and open adoption.
Michelle’s experience in higher education and student development includes academic and educational advising, career counseling and residential life. She has worked in higher education for more than two decades at a variety of institutions, including the University of Washington, Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College, Green River College and the Art Institute of Seattle.
Michelle received her MSW from the University of Washington and earned a MEd (Student Affairs) and BA degrees from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.