Meet the teacher: Michelle Coro

We’re delighted to welcome Michelle Coro to our summer 2020 faculty. An award-winning journalism teacher with industry experience in print and television news, she’ll teach our Year 1 strand in video/broadcast journalism.

Michelle teaches at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, where she advises the award-winning DV Thunder Media, including  DVTV broadcasting as well as The View newspaper and the Storm yearbook.

She earned a B.A. in broadcast journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and a master’s degree in education technology from the University of Phoenix. She is also an adjunct professor in digital design at the College of Fine Arts and Production at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.

Prior to teaching, Michelle worked as a police reporter, on-air reporter and producer for Tribune Newspapers in Mesa, Arizona, KYMA-TV, KSAZ-TV and WDAF-TV. In addition to teaching, Michelle is a consultant for media workshops and seminars, a recipient of the Arizona Adviser of the Year award, a board member of the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association and the National Scholastic Press Association and a founding member of the Scholastic Journalism Institute. She also serves on the executive board for the Delta Beta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Michelle married her college sweetheart, sports journalist Paul Coro, with whom she has two daughters. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys photography, yoga, reading, power walking and playing with Chai, her cocker spaniel (chaithespaniel on Instagram).

 

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