Wednesday May 17, 2023

Equity is Opportunity for Kids

Michelle Osterhoudt, Superintendent, Margarteville Central School


Mrs. Michelle Osterhoudt has proudly been an educator in our region for over 24 years. Many of those years were spent in both High School and Middle School where she loved teaching literature while focusing on Social Justice. Michelle has also been an active community member having served  as a council member and is the current President Elect of the Oneonta Area NAACP. Michelle is the proud Superintendent of Margaretville Central School. Originally from Jefferson and Oneonta, New York where she currently resides, Osterhoudt attended SUNY Oneonta earning a bachelor of science degree in Secondary English Education. She received her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Certificate of Advanced study in Educational Leadership from The University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. A lover of learning, Michelle also received a CAS from SUNY Oswego while immersed in their Superintendent Development Program. Michelle is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Education Program  at the University of New England. Most importantly, Michelle is the wife of Marty Osterhoudt and  proud mom to Alex who studies Physical Education at SUNY Brockport and Ella Osterhoudt who is a sophomore at Norwich High School who also aspires to work with children.  

What is the most challenging mental health issue in your school or district right now?: The BIGGEST challenge is the LACK of available providers


How is mental health currently addressed in your school(s), and what are the limitations?: We are fortunate to have a strong Counseling team that consists of a 2 School Counselors, a Social Worker and a DSS Worker


What are a few points you'd like to cover relating to school mental health improvement? (This serves as a helpful reminder when it's time for you to interview).:

*We try hard and I would maintain that my staff goes above and beyond.

*Follow through outside of us, is not consistent

*I am hopeful that SBHC will help


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Twitter @mosterhoudt

Instagram @michelleosterhoudt




Thriving School Community Podcast HOST:  Charle Peck, M.Ed., MSW


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BIO: Charle Peck is the co-creator of Thriving School Community, a revolutionary program designed for schools to improve mental health. With over 20 years of education and mental health leadership experience, she has the unique lens of both a certified teacher and a licensed clinical therapist specializing in trauma. Charle holds an MS in Education and an MS in Social Work. Her role as a high school teacher coupled with her work with children and families in crisis gives her incredible insight into solving youth mental health problems stemming from our schools. She is the co-author of Improving School Mental Health: The Thriving School Community Solution and a global keynote speaker delivering powerful messages of hope to educators. Connect with Charle at: and on Twitter at: @CharlePeck







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