Term Expires: June 30, 2024
Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming
Dr. Michelle Aldrich is currently the Wyoming State Director of Career & Technical Education and Perkins Funding. She spent eight years teaching the family resource management strand at the University of Wyoming as adjunct faculty. She has been teaching nutrition at two Wyoming community colleges over the last 26 years in nutrition and education. Dr. Aldrich most recently was a Family & Consumer Science teacher at Triumph High School in Cheyenne for 15 years, which is the oldest and largest alternative high school in Wyoming with 250 students in grades 9-12. Dr. Aldrich has won national teaching awards in culinary arts, was named the Wyoming Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year and received honors that include the 2021 Rising Star Award from Advance CTE and the 2021 Wyoming Women of Influence in Education.
Aldrich is currently the president of the Zonta Club of Cheyenne. She is the past president of DKG Upsilon Chapter, past president of the National Association of Teachers of Family Consumer Science, which represents over 3000 FACS teachers nationally, the past president of the Wyoming Early Childhood Association, past president of Cheyenne Rotary After Hours and immediate past state president of Delta Kappa Gamma Wyoming Alpha Xi State Chapter. Michelle currently serves on the Governor’s Corrections Industry Board and the National Council of Governors’ Health Summit. She has previously served as a Governor appointee on the Wyoming Women’s Council, the Department of Family Services Advisory Council for several consecutive terms and on the Wyoming Early Child Care Licensing Board. Michelle also serves on the Cheyenne City Council representing Ward 3.
Michelle is married to her high school sweetheart of over 45 years, Andy. Andy and Michelle have two daughters, Abigayle and Adrielle, who are both elementary educators; an Art teacher in Laramie and a second-grade teacher in San Diego respectively. She has two grandchildren, Geela and David. She loves to read and travel with family.