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Michel Gilmore brings 14 years of experience as a classroom teacher to her work as an advocate. She holds a Master of Education degree and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, both from Simmons College.  


Michel is professionally trained as an advocate through the Federation for Children with Special Needs and Wrightslaw. She blends her extensive experience in the classroom with her training as an advocate to support and empower parents seeking the most appropriate education for their child.

Michel was raised in Sandwich and attended the public schools. After starting her career on Boston's South Shore, she and her husband returned to Sandwich to raise their three children. Michel regularly volunteers in the Sandwich schools.

Education & Training
  • Trained as an Education Advocate and Parent Consultant through the Federation for Children with Special Needs and Wrightslaw.

  • M.A.T., Education, Simmons College, 2003

  • B.A., Psychology, Simmons College, 2002

  • Regularly attends workshops, conferences and continuing education programs to stay current within the field.

Professional Associations​
  • Special Needs Advocacy Network-Massachusetts, member 

  • National Council of Parents, Attorneys and Advocates, member

  • Grew up in Sandwich and graduated from Sandwich High School

  • Sandwich schools volunteer and actively involved with the community

  • Married with three children

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