Michelle Pyo, Ed.D.

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Assistant Professor

EDUCATION:

Ed.D., Education, University of Southern California, 2013
M.Ed., Education, University of California, Los Angeles, 2008
B.A., Cognitive Neuroscience, University of California, Berkeley, 2004

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

 Dr. Pyo comes to Westcliff University with 15+ years of working in the educational field.  She is currently serving as an Instructional Coach for Mathematics and Science teachers at a high school in Los Angeles.  Prior to this, she served as a high school mathematics teacher in for over 8 years, teaching everything from Pre-Algebra to Advanced Placement Calculus.  In San Francisco, Dr. Pyo was the Program Director for a non-profit organization that worked with at-risk youth in the San Francisco Unified School District.  

Much of Dr. Pyo’s research and practice has been centered on improving the instructional practices of pre-service and in-service teachers to provide a better education for students and increase educational outcomes.  Though her expertise spans all areas of instruction, her focus has been on mathematics and science instruction.