Dr. Michelle Douglass

Human Anatomy & Physiology & Research Instructor


I have been employed by Lynchburg City Schools since 2001 and worked at E. C. Glass as a biology teacher before coming to Gov School. I taught 9th grade Biology, Biology 2: Anatomy & Physiology, Advanced College Biology, and AP Biology during my tenure at E. C. Glass.  I have also taught summer school biology as well as acting as the Dual Enrollment Facilitator for ECG.  Since 2009 I have been an adjunct instructor at CVCC teaching BIO 101, 102 as well as a full time online instructor with Liberty University for BIOL 101 and BIOL 102.

I teach Anatomy and Physiology to seniors and am also a Junior Research Teacher focusing on microbiology, plant, chemisty, and astronomy projects.  I conduct Senior Tech Seminars in Microscopy and Microbiology.  I am also the New Student Orientation and Senior Capstone Coordinator

Educational Background

Undergraduate: Liberty University – Bachelor of Science with a Major: Biology, Minor: Chemistry with Secondary Teacher Licensure

Graduate: University of Nebraska Kearney – Master’s of Science in Biology; Texas Tech University - Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction for STEM education

Personal Background

My father served 20 years in the Navy so I spent my childhood moving around about every 4 years.  I was born in Maine, but also lived in Guam, Hawaii, and Massachusetts before my dad retired and we moved to Virginia.  

I am married to the physics teacher here at CVGS, and we have 3 children attending Forest schools.  We love taking vacations at theme parks and riding roller coasters.  My hobbies are playing board games with the family, soccer, volleyball, karate, card games and obsessively reading any fiction book that I can get my hands on.