Milissa McClaire Gary


Milissa is an experienced educational leader, coach, consultant, and National Board Certified Teacher with an M.A. in Educational Research and Policy. She began her career as a high school teacher in Chicago and is a micro-school founder. She has since acted as a consultant and director for several national nonprofits, focused on instructional coaching, adult learning, leadership and program design. Her entire career has been driven by a deep desire for young people to have choice-filled lives.

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