Lily Pad's owner and director, Michelle started the school in 2014. Michelle holds multiple associates in early childhood education, site supervisor and master teacher. Michelle has been working with children for 25 years. Michelle is first aid, CPR and AED certified. Michelle has acted as an Early Quality Matters mentor for other placer county preschools and day cares. Michelle has been awarded for her professionalism, commitment and passion to increasing quality child care programs by the Placer County Office of Education for her work in the Early Quality Matters Program.