Phone: 601-856-6621


Degrees and Certifications:

Early Childhood Education, Auburn University ESL Certification, University of Memphis National Board Certified, Early Childhood Generalist

Mrs. Michelle Portera

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year!  My name is Michelle Portera and I am the 1st Grade ESL teacher.  I have been an educator for 19 years.  My goal this year is to provide my students with a motivating and supportive environment to help them develop English skills and be successful socially as well as academically. I am a Spanish language learner and I hope to be able to help Spanish-speaking families feel comfortable as a member of the Ann Smith community. I have provided some parent resources that may help as you work with your child at home. Please email me with any questions or concerns. I'd love to help!

¡Hola! Mi nombre es Michelle Portera y yo soy la maestra de ELL para el primer grado.  He sido una educadora por diecinueve años.  Mi meta este año es proporcionar para mis estudiantes un ambiente de apoyo y motivación para ayudarlos a desarrollar las habilidades de Inglés y tener éxito social y académico.  Soy una estudiante de la lengua Española y espero ayudar las familias espanas sentirse cómodo como parte de la comunidad de Ann Smith.