Michelle Clarke serves as the SDS Assistant Director for the Carey Business School and the Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Michelle’s role is based in the new SDS DC/Professional Hub where she will be working remotely initially and shifting to a hybrid role when the new space at 555 Pennsylvania opens in Fall 2023.
Michelle has over 15 years of professional experience in higher education providing a broad spectrum of services to students with disabilities and advocating for access. Most recently, she served as Disability Services Administrator for the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins. She started her career as the Accommodations Coordinator in the Disability Support Services Office at Loyola University Maryland in 2005. As the Disability Counselor at The Community Colleges of Baltimore County (CCBC) Michelle built a collaborative relationship with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS), The Harbour School, and The Forbush School at Glyndon, Hannah More campus sharing her expertise on transitioning from high school to college with a disability. Michelle has a strong desire to create access in an inclusive environment while meeting the diverse academic needs of students with disabilities.
Michelle graduated from Stevenson University with a B.A. in Business Administration. She received her M.A (Master of Arts) in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University. In 2019 she graduated from CCBC President Leadership Academy for next generation leaders in higher ed. Michelle holds a certificate in Coaching Teens and College Students with ADHD from JST Coaching and Training, Alexandria, Virginia.
Michelle was born on the twin Islands of Trinidad and Tobago; she enjoys traveling with her children, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering with her young adults.