Michelle Porjes is a native Los Angelino. She grew up in Ladera Heights and was educated in a variety of learning settings including public, private independent and parochial schools. She attended UCLA where she majored in Psychology and spent weekends and summers working as part of the leadership for Camp Ramah in California.
After college, Michelle moved to Denver, Colorado where she earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Denver. Michelle spent two years in Denver working with individual and small groups on remediating a variety of academic and behavior challenges. Michelle finished her formal education at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida where she earned a Master’s and Specialist degree in School Psychology. While there, she gained valuable experience in working with students on assessing learning, emotional and behavioral difficulties, as well as facilitating social skills and anger management groups.
Michelle is a licensed educational psychologist and a credentialed school psychologist in the state of California. She also is a member of the Association of Educational Therapists. She has worked in the private school world for over 23 years where she specialized in consulting, case management, supervision, leadership, and program development.
In addition to her background in education and psychology, Michelle is the creator and director of LA Elderly and Orange County Elderly Facebook groups designed for support and exchange of information for those family members who care for elderly loved ones, as well as those who are in the eldercare industry. MIchelle is the proud parent of Ethan and Noah and enjoys spending time outdoors and with her dogs. She has trained in Shotokan Karate since she was 16 and is honored to be a part of Rokah Karate, where she continues to train as well as coach and judge.