Michele Jenkins Guyton, Ph.D.

Dr. Michele Jenkins GuytonMichele Jenkins Guyton, Ph.D. brings a unique combination of professional and personal experiences to inform her decisions as a member of the Board of Education. She earned a BA from Vanderbilt University in Psychology and Anthropology, a joint MA in Psychology and Women's Studies from Radcliffe College Consortium of Women's Studies at Harvard University, and a PhD in Psychology with a specialization in Developmental Psychology from Brandeis University. She served on the faculty of the Department of Psychology at the University of Iowa for several years before following her calling to advocate directly for children and families at-risk. Over the past 20 years she has developed and implemented programs as diverse as parenting classes for inmates in a federal penitentiary in North Carolina, positive discipline and bonding activities for women and children in domestic violence shelters in Iowa, and a recent Maryland Health Charities disabilities outreach grant to underserved school systems.

She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Tourette Association of America Chapter serving Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia and is the co- founder of the Baltimore area support group for families with Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders. She became involved with this work because she is the mother of three boys with various disabilities, including Tourette Syndrome, who have benefited from special education services in our schools. She lives in Phoenix, MD with her sons and husband, Dr. Greg Guyton, and is also active in several musical and theatrical organizations in the Baltimore area.