OUR STAFFMichele Bollinger
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Education Marian College M.S. Special Education Indiana University Administrator Certification K-12
Ms. Michele Bollinger
I am excited to be part of the Shortridge High School staff as a Secondary Special Education Specialist. I have 22 years experience with Indianapolis Public Schools and Shortridge has been my home base for my entire career with IPS. I have seen many programs come and go at Shortridge and look forward to another shift towards greatness. I have had the opportunity to teach special education and physical education at Shortridge. I have also worked as an Interim Assistant Principal at Shortridge, Compliance Coordinator at Crispus Attucks, Shortridge and Arlington, and also with the district Adjudicators office. My prior work experience includes Welfare Caseworker, Recreational Therapist at the Indiana Women's Prison and as a Program Director for Girl's Incorporated. I am also a United States Veteran and served in both the United States Navy Reserve and the Indiana National Guard.
I am a proud mother of Torie and Cooper. My favorite activities include spending time in nature with my family and traveling. My free time is spent with my children enjoying barrel racing horse shows, Avon Marching Black and Gold shows and hiking. I believe all children can learn and that it is not what we do for our children, but what we teach them to do for themselves that truly makes them grateful, successful and happy.