Micah Bachemin

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Ph.D. Education

After several years as a trial paralegal and one year of law school, Dr. Micah Bachemin transitioned into the public school sector in 2008. She taught 5th grade in Title I schools for five years before becoming an elementary assistant principal in 2013 and an associate principal of instruction at a middle school the following year. Bachemin accepted the challenge of coordinating the academic and behavioral response to intervention efforts for a large school district before being asked to accept the role of elementary principal. During her tenure as an elementary principal, Bachemin served over 2500 students and their parents and led close to 200 faculty and staff members, always with a focus on engaging families and students to boost student achievement, improving teaching practices, and creating community partnerships that supported students. She led her campus through the COVID-19 school closures, the transition to virtual learning for all, a shift to hybrid learning, and finally, the return to school. Inspired by her journey as well as the experiences of others, she completed her doctoral study on Educational Crisis Management: A Study of Public School Leaders’ Perceptions on Effectively Continuing Education During a Pandemic.

Dr. Bachemin earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of New Orleans, and her master’s degree in education administration is from Sam Houston State University. In 2023, she earned a Doctor of Education in educational leadership and innovation. Her professional affiliations include Phi Delta Kappa, Council for Exceptional Children, National Science Teacher Association, and Texas Computer Education Association.


BA, University of New Orleans

MEd, Sam Houston State University

EdD, St. Thomas University