Michaelle Valbrun-Pope is an experienced district leader known for strategy management for effective coordination of District and community resources and educational and wraparound services for students and families. She has successfully led initiatives that support students academic and social emotional needs, preparing them for learning, for college, careers and for life success. Her expertise includes coordinating the resources and practices of multiple agencies for improved outcomes in the areas of: equity and academic attainment; diversity and inclusion; eliminating disproportional minority representation in school discipline and disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline. Her passion is in removing barriers to learning and advocacy for students and families through health and wellness; homeless services; child abuse and neglect; school attendance and truancy; and, family and community engagement.
Mrs. Pope is currently the Executive Director of Student Support Initiatives for Broward County Public Schools, the sixth largest school district in the nation. Previously, she was Director of Diversity & Cultural Outreach, and a Central Area Director of School Improvement, where she supervised 28 schools and worked along side Broward principals to serve their communities. She has worked as an elementary principal, an assistant principal, a curriculum facilitator, and as a teacher for the Broward County Public School District. She also worked as a teacher for the New York City Public School District.
Michaelle earned a bachelor’s degree in classical philosophy, a master’s degree in education, and is soon to hold a doctorate in educational administration and leadership. She is a Florida State SREB certified educational trainer with expertise in the areas of diversity, positive behavior intervention strategies, closing achievement gaps, and educational leadership.