Michelle Issadore, M.Ed.
Michelle Issadore, M.Ed. is the Executive Director of the School and College Organization for Prevention Educators (SCOPE), the Senior Associate Executive Director for the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA), and the Vice President for Operations and Public Information for The NCHERM Group. She works with schools, colleges, and community organizations nationwide to assess and improve their strategic prevention efforts, as well as research and understand best practice initiatives. She has a B.A. in Psychology and Women’s Studies from Brandeis University and a M.Ed. in College Student Affairs from The Pennsylvania State University.
Michelle spent five years as Assistant Director of the Women’s Center at Lehigh University. She coordinated sexual violence prevention and response, including annual and ongoing trainings and programming for faculty, staff, and students. Michelle advised Lehigh’s peer educator group and hotline, which was the 2009 recipient of NASPA’s Silver Excellence Award for Violence Education and Prevention, Crisis Management and Campus Security. She also instituted an online anonymous reporting system for sexual violence, with the support of related departments. Michelle was responsible for management of the staff advocate program, which provided confidential crisis and options counseling to victims. She created a writing-intensive sexual violence course and taught in the Women’s Studies program. Michelle completed 40 hours of advocate training in Pennsylvania’s Northampton and Lehigh counties.
Michelle has served as co-chair of the National Women’s Studies Association’s Women’s Centers Committee, as a member of the Clery Center for Security on Campus Advisory Board, and as part of the Futures Without Violence Campus Policy Advisory Board. She has presented many online trainings, certification courses, and conference sessions, as well as written for several publications.
Michelle’s areas of expertise include advocacy training, developing and strengthening peer educator programs and training, strategic planning for prevention, developmental and curricular approaches to prevention, coalition-building, prevention audits, and VAWA Section 304 compliance.
“Michelle Issadore is an expert in her field who is approachable and willing to help mentor others. I truly appreciated her guidance in helping me improve my knowledge in prevention education, especially around Title IX compliance and the Violence Against Women Act. She truly is a leader that models the behavior we need to change our culture and advance our society for the betterment of all. Her model of modern leadership and partnering to be successful is a valuable lesson. Thank you for setting that example, as well as showing your humanity and heart.”
-Katrina A. Fritz, MA, BSN, RN