Michele is a retired public-school educator having spent 18 years teaching English at Frank M. Tejeda Academy in Harlandale ISD and completed her last six years teaching 7th Grade Reading at Jefferson Middle School in Northside ISD. Her daughter CC, her stepson Brendan, and her grandson TJ light up her life! She began attending Circle in 1995 at the Rebarn Center for Spirituality and Art at Incarnate Word University, and in 2015 made a spiritual commitment to fully participate in the Circle. Currently, Michele serves as Secretary on the Council of Stewards, reads extensively, has walked the virtual length of the monarch butterfly migration, and dreams of experiencing in-person Circle celebrations, live theatre, art openings, and choosing her own produce at H-E-B.

Michele Brinkley