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Michelle Concepcion
  • Lecturer/Coor of Spec Ed & Ms Teaching/Asst Dean of Fac Dev

Graduate & Professional Studies
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Michelle Concepcion is a full-time faculty member at McDaniel College. She is the Program Coordinator of the Master of Science in Teaching and the Special Education Programs. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses sharing her expertise as a practitioner in the field of education.

Michelle earned a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (aka Virginia Tech) and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. She is a seasoned professional with more than 30 years of experience in public education as an educator and administrator.

A life of service as an educator and transformational leader continues to ignite a desire to speak, consult, coach, train and create inclusion and belonging among diverse people. Michelle strives to be a positively powerful person in life, relationships, community, and the world as she continues to live out her life-defining commitment to make a significant difference.


M.S., Johns Hopkins University
B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Recent Courses

  • SED 500: Intro to Special Education
  • EDU 4420: Creating Inclusive Classrooms
  • SED 553: Internship in Special Education

Clubs and community involvement

  • Frederick County YMCA Board of Directors

Awards and Honors

  • Excellence for Minority Achievement Award
  • Eddy Award for Mentor Program
  • Black Frederick Best Politician/Civil Servant Award
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated Women of Excellence Award
  • Leadership Frederck County Class of 2020
  • Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning Academy Class of 2018-2019
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"Thank you for being my mentor and college supervisor. The time you spent observing me and providing feedback helped me make so much growth. Your support and belief in me since day one was greatly needed and appreciated. You are an outstanding educator and one day I aspire to be just like you as I become a teacher and make my mark in the world."

Danielle Garris, '22