Dr. Michelle Anthony has spent upwards of a decade working hands-on with children and parents around girl-related issues through their work in schools and in parenting workshops, and as a mother to 2 young girls.
Dr. Michelle Anthony is a columnist, and developmental adviser for Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine. She is a certified teacher and has spent many years in the classroom. She holds a B.A. in Education from Brown University, an M.A. in Child Studies and Teacher’s Certificate from Tufts University, and a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley.
She is mother to three children, two girls and a boy, all under the age of 11. As a result of her own daughter becoming involved in a series of “Mean Girl” interactions in first grade, Dr. Anthony’s interest in this topic was personalized. She has since spent almost 5 years interacting with counselors, social workers, school psychologists, teachers, principals, administrators, parents, and others around this topic—most of whom work within the Cherry Creek, Colorado, School District, where many feel bully-proofing programs began. She has also worked extensively 1-1 with girls from grades K-8.