Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Michelle Chicora
Michelle Chicora joined the Health Careers Program as an Instructor at Schuylkill Technology Centers-North campus in 2015. Mrs. Chicora obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1996 from Bloomsburg University. Mrs. Chicora’s work experience includes charge nurse and supervisor at Genesis Schuylkill Center, Rest Haven Schuylkill County Nursing Home, and Tremont Health and Rehabilitation. During her employment at Rest Haven Schuylkill County Nursing Home Mrs. Chicora worked as an Instructor for the Nurse Aide Training Program and the Infection Control Coordinator. She left Rest Haven in 2004 to expand her experience in Infection Control at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. In 2007 she started as the Infection Prevention Coordinator at the former Good Samaritan Hospital in Pottsville until leaving to work as the Instructor for the Adult Nurse Aide Training Program at Schuylkill Technology Centers. Mrs. Chicora is currently pursuing her Master’s in Education from Temple University.
In the Health careers program we believe that a welcoming environment accommodates a variety of learning styles and encourages students to present their opinions while respecting the opinions of others. By giving students a voice in class, not only do the students benefit from their teachers and peers by enriching the course material with personal experiences and knowledge, but they also take responsibility for their own learning. This, in turn enhances the integration of their new knowledge into practice.