Michelle Van de Sande

Michelle Van de Sande is a Professor and Department Chair for College Preparatory Studies – English, Reading and First Year Experience at Arapahoe Community College, a position she has held for the last six years. She also teaches a course for all new faculty at ACC.  Ms. Van de Sande was the recipient of the Distinguished Faculty of the Year Award at Arapahoe Community College for 2011-2012 and has received Master Teacher Designation.  Previously, she was an instructional designer and curriculum developer for a private training company. She was a classroom teacher in K-12 for over 20 years, and was nominated for Disney Teacher of the Year.

She has presented at numerous conferences on topics including: Adult Learning and Teaching, First Year Academic Study Strategies, The Development Studies Student, Assessment and Learning, Reading Across the Disciplines and Writing at Work. In addition, she is currently co-authoring a Relationship Book and has developed several workbooks to compliment author’s published works.