Michele Hatchell has been a public school elementary art teacher for the past twenty three years in Chicago and Madison. She is also a national trainer with the Welcoming Schools Program. She has created individual and public art with folks of all ages in communities, schools, museums and college campuses. Her students challenged lego to be more gender and culturally inclusive with their belief that Different Is Perfect. She believes that all of us can find joy and creativity in our lives be it knitting, creating a beautiful salad or taking time to notice a butterfly fluttering by. Her work with children is child-centered and play based.