Michelle Laing, MEd,holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and psychology and a master’s degree in special education, both from the University of Rhode Island. Her professional experience includes providing home-based therapeutic services and early intervention services to children with a range of disabilities and serving as a pre-kindergarten teacher and assistant director in a private daycare setting. Ms. Laing joined the Birchtree staff as a Clinical Instructor in 2012. She was promoted to Special Education Teacher in 2013 and to Special Education Case Manager in 2015. She holds teaching licenses in the state of Rhode Island and New Hampshire for both elementary education and special education.