Michele Gay is a mother, former teacher, and now one of the co-founders ofSafe and Sound: A Sandy Hook Initiative. After losing her daughter,Josephine Grace, on December 14, 2012, she chose to take action as anadvocate for improved school security and safety in our nation's schools.Michele's background as a teacher and involved parent, along with herpersonal loss and post tragedy perspective, have left her uniquely positioned to help school communitiesprevent tragedy, and better prepare and respond in the event of an emergency in their own schools.Michele holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Towson University and a Master'sdegree in Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel College. She taught at the elementary level inMaryland and Virginia public schools before staying home to raise her three daughters, and advocate forthe special needs of her youngest daughter, Josephine. Michele is dedicated to honoring Josephine in herwork to make schools in our country more safe and secure.
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