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Michele Watson

Advisory Board Member

Michele Watson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Alliance of Children’s Councils & Trusts. In this role, Michele provides leadership for the businesses, organizations, agencies, and other key stakeholders involved with FACCT. Michele has been involved with the work of FACCT for many years, utilizing her expertise in data analysis and system development in the areas of education, policy and finance. Her efforts have helped make business cases for the need for increased investments and policy changes in education.

Having received a degree in early childhood education from Florida State University, Michele began her career as an educator for the Polk County School Board for eight years. Upon moving to Tallahassee, she became the Policy Chief for Florida’s Office of Early Learning where she was responsible for coordinating early learning policy with the Florida Legislature as well as 31 local early learning coalitions.

In 2012, Michele founded Watson Policy Solutions to focus on helping organizations identify systemic issues, develop new processes, and create system improvements to ensure maximum efficiency that allows entities to focus more on mission activities and services.