Michellene Barrett, an elementary school teacher, obtained a bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education from City College of New York. She also received a master’s degree in Literacy from Columbia University Teachers College.
In the fourth grade, Michellene began writing stories about the adventures of Englisha and David and sharing them with her classmates. Her peers encouraged her to be a published author.
Michellene Barrett is the author of two juvenile fiction books. As a high school senior, she published her first book Englisha and David’s Adventurous Vacation. On April 13th, 2016, Michellene had a book launch for her second book in the Englisha series: Englisha and Laurenthina: Best Friends Forever? which was held at BarnesandNoble. Michellene hopes to continue writing more books in the Englisha series that will motivate children to read.