Michelle Groves McFall was born in Union, West Virginia. She is the daughter of the late Robert and Carol Groves. She is married to Mike McFall and they have 4 children and 7 grandchildren.
She has been an activity community since she was 16 years old. She was award the State Farmer Degree in High School. She has served her church through directing Bible School, teaching Sunday School, and Youth Group for over 15 years.
Back in 1994, she was rescued out of Scott Hollow Cave in Sinks Grove by 100-plus cavers from across five states. Michelle became severely ill. She was not deterred by the experience, and still caves to this day.
Michelle was hired in 2000 as the Monroe Day Care Center Director. She brought the center back to full capacity with a waiting list for over 10 years. She led support group to help parents improve their parent skills through trainings and parent/child activities. She mentored and coached employees. She increased productivity. She created a tutoring program for students needing the extra help no matter the diagnosed learning disability. She manages the center’s 15 employees throughout the year.
And in her spare time, Michelle serves the community–Mt Heart Advisory Council, Monroe County Pre-K team, Monroe County Schools Early Literacy team, Monroe County Vo-Tech Early Childhood Program Advisory Council, Union Chamber of Commerce (President), Monroe County Head Start Policy Council, coaching Little League Softball, T- ball, & Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball as well as teaching pre-school at Seneca Trail Christian School for three years
In 2016, Michelle also became the Monroe County Coalition for Children and Families/Family Resource Network Director. Through the Coalition and FRN she has implemented numerous programs in Monroe County to assist families. These programs include–food pantry, community baby shower, hosting mobile food pantries, weekend food bags for JMHS students, prevention activities and programs, along with Healthy Grandfamilies. When taking on the FRN in 2016, her goal was to bring all agencies and citizens together for the better of the community. She has been able to achieve this and continues to strive to the next level for the community. Michelle also serves on the West Virginia Family Resource Network Board of Directors.
For being a proven and tireless advocate for children, families, and the elderly who loves her community and will stop at nothing to help people, RealWV is proud to name Michelle McFall as the certified Real West Virginian of the week.
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