Michelle Simecek

Michelle Simecek

Assistant Professor


Dr. Michelle Simecek is an Assistant Professor for the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education program in the College of Education at Ashford University. She received a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and communications. Dr. Simecek also earned a Reading Specialist license to teach children through adults. In addition, she has licenses as a curriculum director, principal, and superintendent of schools for the state of Wisconsin.  

Dr. Simecek spent much of her career teaching for public school systems in both Colorado and Wisconsin, bringing a wealth of experience to her role at Ashford. She worked as both an elementary teacher for kindergarten through third grade, and a reading specialist for students of all ages. Dr. Simecek also worked as an instructional coach alongside new and veteran educators within the school setting to improve instructional practices in the classroom.  

Dr. Simecek has now found a new passion working with adult learners at Ashford University. She is excited to work with aspiring educators who share her desire to meet the diverse needs of the youngest learners. When she is not working, 

Dr. Simecek enjoys spending time with her two teenage children and husband. With her family, she loves to travel across the country and internationally to see as much of the world as she can.  


Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership
Edgewood College

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