Michelle Hardesty

Head Teacher

Profile Children's Center

Michelle graduated from San Francisco State University with a  B.A. (2010) and  M.A. (2014) in Child and Adolescent Development with a concentration in Young Children and Families. She has a kitty named Tiny and enjoys photography, video games, and spending time with friends & family.

This will be her first year teaching at the ASI Children’s Center, as well as a Head Teacher in a Toddler classroom. Most of her 10+ years of teaching experience has been with Preschool-aged children with an internship in a 2-year-old classroom. Michelle was also the Art Studio Teacher for a few years interacting with children ages 6 months to 5 years old.

Michelle started out working at the ASI Early Child Education Center at San Francisco State University and has since worked in tax preparation, pet store management and a few private preschool teaching positions, but have found herself being drawn back to the campus community way of life. She has discovered that she finds the most joy and a sense of belonging in working with young children and their families.

She is excited to start this new adventure alongside her daughter in her first time attending school and looks forward to meeting all of the children and families as we dive into the world of infant and toddler-hood together!