Michele Boguslofski began her career path in application of the Teaching-Family Model in 1987 when she and her husband, Jeff, were hired as practitioners. They lived in and worked directly with youth providing treatment and care in New England, Nebraska (Boys Town), and North Carolina for six years. Professionally certified five times, Michele and Jeff provided intervention services for 57 children and teens, and their families during this time.
Michele was appointed to an administrative position in 1993 and spent the next six years in North Carolina serving in the capacities of trainer, consultant, supervisor, evaluator, site developer, and director of residential services. She became the associate executive director and chief operations officer for the YWCA for several years and, when her family moved back to New England, was named executive director for Burton Snowboard’s private foundation, Chill. Michele was asked to return to North Carolina in 2008 to re-acquire the agency’s accreditation in the Teaching-Family Model in addition to assuming the position of program developer and consultant for the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Youth Development Centers and service contracts providing leadership, assessment, and program development at organizations across the country. In 2012, Michele joined an agency in Utah as the director of training and treatment foster care. Her current position at Utah Youth Village is as the director of Alpine Academy, a residential treatment center for 70 teenage students.
As a member of numerous boards of directors, task forces, initiatives, and planning committees, Michele’s focuses are best practices and superior performance. She is an experienced trainer and is often invited to present at national conferences. Michele has served as the co-chair of the Teaching-Family Association’s Accreditation and Ethics committee, was a tenured agency representative on the committee for two accredited sponsor agencies, and has been a member of the board of directors.
Michele earned her degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986, the same year she and Jeff were married. They have two married sons and a grand-daughter.