Michelle Ragen is an English teacher and the Teacher Librarian – Literature at Brisbane Grammar School. After teaching at both Atherton State High School and Helensvale State High School, Michelle enlisted in the Australian Army as an Education Officer. Keen to return to secondary teaching, Michelle discharged from the Army in Darwin and taught the International Baccalaureate program at Kormilda College. Michelle was the Head of English there for two years and the Secretary of ETANT prior to returning to Brisbane. In 2010, Michelle completed a Master of Education degree, and in 2011 was thrilled to be the recipient of the Peter Botsman Award.