Partners for Educational Success LLC was started by Michelle Self, Ph.D., as a way to help families get the support they need. She started informally providing this support about 10 years ago and through word of mouth she has provided support to hundreds of families and realizes there is a great need in Northwest Ohio. She also provides her services for those with Williams Syndrome across the country and has been involved in hundreds of IEPs for students with Williams Syndrome.

Michelle Self, Ph.D.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials/Metallurgical Engineering, an MBA, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Special Education. She worked as a quality assurance engineer and manager for twenty years before realizing her passion for helping to improve the special education system to become more inclusive. Michelle has been an adjunct professor in the intervention services department of a local university for many years teaching assessment, inclusion, and transition courses.

  • Partners in Policymaking graduate and has attended Wrightslaw training and multiple workshops on education topics. She works to keep up to date on the special education issues.

  • Has a son with Williams Syndrome has been included throughout his education. They were both part of a 20/20 episode about Williams Syndrome.

  • Previously, served on the Williams Syndrome Association Board of Trustees, Wood County Family and Children’s First Council and  the Ohio Department of Education Parent Advisory Council.

  • Presently, serves on the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio Board of Directors.