Michelle King is first and foremost a learner and an instigator of learning. She spent 16 years honing her craft in Mt. Lebanon, and her quest to instigate courageous conversations has led to her work with The Environmental Charter School where she teaches Cultural Literacy. She is constantly seeking to create dynamic learning experiences that inspire wonder, discovery, contradiction, frustration, and joy. In making connections locally and globally, Michelle pushes the boundaries of where learning should occur, pursuing her interests in game-based learning, design, restorative justice, equity, social justice, and teacher empowerment. Through her partnerships with the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project, Carnegie Science Center, Hear Me, the Remake Learning ecosystem, ThinkZone Games and other provocateurs, Michelle is helping to create equitable, empathetic learning experiences for all Pittsburghers.