Michelle Pyo, Ed.D.

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Assistant Professor


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


 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.