Speaker, author, educator, parent, and friend.
Michelle Icard’s insightful words have guided thousands of students, parents, and teachers through the maze that is middle school. Inspirational, empathetic, funny, and sincere, Icard blends research with stories of her own middle school missteps as a trail blazed for middle school success.
Publisher’s Weekly recognized her book, Middle School Makeover: Improving The Way You and Your Child Experience The Middle School Years (Bibliomotion, 2014) as outstanding in its genre.
Michelle is a member of the TODAY Show parenting team and NBC’s Education Nation. She is a contributor to the Washington Post OnParenting section and Your Teen Magazine. In addition, her work has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, Redbook, Time, People Magazine, and A Mighty Girl.
Icard’s social leadership programs, Athena’s Path & Hero’s Pursuit, have been implemented at schools across the country and her summer camp curriculum is offered at over 15 camps each summer. Her parenting website MichelleInTheMiddle.com is a one-stop resource for smart, savvy parent advice, camps and conferences, and answers to those questions you (and your middle schooler) really want to know!