Degrees and Certifications:
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Mrs. Michelle Neal
I started college at The University of Texas San Antonio as an Interior Design major. I loved my art and design classes, but after three years - yes, THREE years - I decided that was not the right path for me. I immediately knew I wanted to teach. There was no question about that! I wanted to teach art, since art was in my background, but my counselor guided me in a different direction, since art teachers are few and far between. I chose elementary education, which I loved from the very beginning!
I began my teaching career as a first grade teacher at Wiederstein Elementary. I taught first grade for two years and then moved to third grade, which I also taught for two years. After four years in the classroom, the librarian position became available. I loved books and reading, so this was the perfect job for me! I've been a librarian for twenty-three years, and I feel it's the absolutely PERFECT job!
Beginning in the fall of 2022, I will be the librarian for two campuses - Wiederstein and Schertz. I'm excited about bringing my love of reading to the students and families at Schertz Elementary!
I have been happily married for twenty-two years, and we have two beautiful daughters. My oldest just graduated from Samuel Clemens. My youngest is an 11th grader at Clemens.
I graduated from Samuel Clemens High School, so Schertz-Cibolo has been my home for a long time. I feel so fortunate to live and work with such wonderful people!