Michelle Clevenger

A photo of Michelle Clevenger, Associate Professor of Education
Associate Professor of Education

Dr. Clevenger enjoys sharing her passion for investing in young learners with future teachers. She desires to prepare educators to value the foundational experiences early childhood teachers can provide in the cognitive, social, and spiritual development of their students.


B.A., Columbia College; M.A., Lesley University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina


Dr. Clevenger was born and raised in Lexington, SC and graduated from Ben Lippen High School. She began her teaching career in public education with experiences in kindergarten, second grade, and third grade.  Meeting the needs of struggling learners became her focus and led her to pursue training with what is now known as the Child Mind Institute. When Michelle is not teaching, she enjoys reading, creating, baking, and family time with her husband, Todd and son, Caleb. 


Teacher, Lexington School District #1, 1998-1999 & 2001-2006; Graduate Teaching Assistant, University Supervisor, University of SC, 2006-2012; Adjunct Professor, CAPS Online Program, North Greenville University, 2015-2018; Resident Faculty, Columbia International University, 2018-present.