Dr. Michelle Aldrich was elected to represent Ward 3 on the Cheyenne City Council in November, 2020. She is currently the Wyoming State Director of Career & Technical Education and Perkins Funding. She spent eight years teaching the family resource management strand at the University of Wyoming as adjunct faculty. She has been teaching nutrition at two Wyoming community colleges over the last 26 years in nutrition and education. Dr. Aldrich most recently was a Family & Consumer Science Teacher at Triumph High School in Cheyenne for 15 years, which is the oldest and largest alternative high school in Wyoming with 250 students in grades 9-12. Dr. Aldrich has won national teaching awards in culinary arts and most recently was named the Wyoming Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year.
Aldrich is a past president of DKG Upsilon Chapter, past president of the National Association of Teachers of Family Consumer Science, which represents over 3,000 FACS teachers nationally, and the past president of the Wyoming Early Childhood Association. Aldrich is the immediate past president of Rotary after Hours. She is currently serving as the State President of Delta Kappa Gamma Wyoming Alpha Xi State Chapter and Vice President of Zonta of Cheyenne. Aldrich currently was appointed by Governor Gordon to the Department of Family Services Advisory Council for a third term. She has previously served as a Governor appointee on the Wyoming Women’s Council and also on the Wyoming Early Child Care Licensing Board.
Aldrich is married to her high school sweetheart of over 40 years, Andy. Andy and Michelle have two daughters, Abigayle and Adrielle who are both elementary educators; an Art teacher in Laramie and a 2nd grade teacher in San Diego, respectively. She has two grandchildren, Geela and David. She loves to read, travel with family, and play with their Westie, Edison.