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Michelle Ryder Schoeck

Director of Parent and Teacher Education: Michelle Ryder Schoeck, MA, Ed.S.


Michelle Ryder Schoeck, M.A., Ed. S. is a veteran educator with 34 years of experience in a K-12 setting. Currently, she is an adjunct professor at Maryville University with responsibilities in the Master of Education program. In addition, she is also the Director of Parent and Teacher Education the Maryville Young Scholars Program which seeks to identify and serve high ability children from groups traditionally underrepresented in gifted programs and the Academic Year Director for Maryville’s Science and Robotics Program. Formerly, she was Director of Gifted Programs in the Lindbergh Schools for 25 years. Michelle has presented at local, state, and national level education conferences and serves on national committees for gifted identification and special schools. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in elementary education, a Master of Arts degree from Maryville University in gifted education and an Education Specialist degree from Webster University in administrative leadership. Michelle volunteers with various events in the community and at Maryville University.