Michelle Bivens, PhD, is Superintendent of Education of Pontotoc City School District in Pontotoc, MS. A lifetime educator, she has experience in teaching, mentoring, curriculum development, and school istration. A classroom teacher for five years, she also mentored for two of those years. As Assistant Principal of Weir Attendance Center in Weir, MS, for three years, she was responsible for curriculum, textbooks, mentoring, and the Teacher Support Team. As the Assistant Superintendent for Choctaw County School District in Butler, AL, she worked closely with curriculum, mentoring, differentiating instruction, formative assessment, intervention, special education, testing, and federal programs. Dr. Bivens earned an EdS in Educational Leadership and a PhD in Educational Administration from Mississippi State University. She has presented at the Mississippi School Board Association, National Model Schools Conference, and the Mississippi Association of School Superintendents Conferences.