Michele Bledsoe, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor, Education

“You can teach a student a lesson for a day, but if you can teach them to learn by creating curiosity, they will continue the learning process as long as they live.” - Clay P. Bedford


Ph.D., Educational Leadership, Northwest Nazarene University, 2023
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Eastern Washington University, 1996
B.Ed., Special Education, Gonzaga University, 1993


  • K-12 Special Education
  • K-8 Elementary Education
  • P-3 Early Childhood Special Education
  • 4-12 Psychology
  • National Board Certification in Literacy: Reading Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood
  • School Administrator Certification, Washington State University Vancouver


Dr. Bledsoe joins Saint Martin’s University after 30 years of experience in public education as a special education teacher, general education teacher, assistant principal, and central office director. She is passionate about the work of educators because it represents opportunities and possibilities. Amazing things happen in schools every day when students, staff and families work together and focus on growth and learning. Schools should be safe and welcoming places of learning where every person is accepted and challenged to grow. Dr. Bledsoe’s professional interests include social emotional learning, inclusion, equitable discipline practices, and data-based decision making.