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I have a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of NC at Wilmington. I am certified to teach K-6 and am a certified reading specialist. 


My name is Michele Starling.  I grew up in Wilmington, attended UNCW, and moved to Jacksonville in 1996. I am married to Paul Starling, who teaches fifth grade science here at SWE. We have been married for over 20 years, and have three active daughters. They attend Southwest Middle School and Southwest High School. We are quite a busy family and enjoy supporting each other in all of our activities. 

I began my teaching career in 1993. My first three years of teaching were in Durham County. The others have been here at Southwest Elementary. I have taught pre-k, kindergarten, second and third grades. I now serve as the Literacy Coach, and as the Instructional Intervention Team chairperson. I truly love working with the amazing faculty, staff and students at our school and am proud to be a pony!