Michelle Hock is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Virginia's School of Education and Human Development. She holds both an Ed.D. and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on gifted education from the University of Virginia, as well as an M.A. from Middlebury College in English Literature. Her teaching and research interests include pre-service teacher education, gifted education, classroom assessment, and secondary English/language arts. Prior to her work at the University of Virginia, she served as a licensed secondary English teacher at public schools in Pennsylvania.