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A Great Company Means Great People

At Elsmere Education, our success can be credited to the hard work and dedication of our employees. As a team, we all share a common mission and a core set of values.

  • Our Mission: To help colleges and universities grow by extending their brand and generating profitable revenue.
  • Our Core Values: Curiosity, Respect, Partnership, Transparency, Value Creation, Inclusion, and Integrity.
Nevertheless, Elsmere Education is made up of exceptionally unique and interesting individuals. Each month we are going to feature an interview with a different employee to introduce you to the diverse group of people who make up Elsmere Education.

Employee Highlight of the Month

Meet Michaela Johnson, an Enrollment Counselor at Elsmere. Michaela moved from North Carolina to Colorado in 2019 along with her boyfriend and 2 pets. In her role, Michaela is responsible for the recruiting efforts for two programs and supports students from point of inquiry through enrollment.

 

12 Questions with Michaela Johnson

Where did you go to school and what did you study?

I received my B.A. in Communications and Marketing from Salem College. Salem is the oldest woman’s college in the United States—founded in 1772!

 

What three words would you use to describe Elsmere's company culture?

Innovative. Integrity. Transparent.
 

Tell us a little more about your role as an Enrollment Counselor/ What is your favorite part about working as an EC?

My favorite part of being an EC is when a student thanks me for being on their team. Deciding to pursue a master’s degree is a big deal, and I love being able to help those students reach their goals. I currently work on the M.S. in Hydrology and the M.S. in Natural Gas Engineering and Management program for the University of Oklahoma.

 

If you could time travel, where would you go and why?

I would like to travel to the future, maybe 100 years or so- just to see how much our technology has evolved.
 

Do you have any pets? What is their story?

I do! I have two sweet rescues. Addy is an American Eskimo dog and Sadie is a grey tabby cat. I’ve had Addy since 2017, she’s almost 4. We got her in Greenville, she was found on Craigslist in bad condition. She has some attitude, but she earned it! I rescued Sadie in 2014 from the Humane Society and she’s a small kitty (about 7 pounds).
 

If you could have lunch with 3 people (living or dead), who would you invite and where would you eat?

I would invite Gordan Ramsey, Taylor Swift, and Freddie Mercury. We would eat at Gordan’s, he’s cooking!
 

What fictional character do you wish you could meet?

Moira Rose from Schitt’s Creek. I love her style, there are so many great quotes! My favorite episode is the premiere of The Crows Have Eyes 3 – I watched The Birds over Christmas and realized how well that ties in!

 

What song would you sing at karaoke night?

This is a hard one...That Don’t Impress Me Much by Shania Twain is always a bop.

 

Breakfast, lunch, or dinner?

Dinner is my favorite! It’s a great way to unwind from the day and I love trying out new recipes.
 

What was the last TV show you binge watched?

I'm currently binging The Big Bang Theory, I’m late to the game. Sheldon and Amy’s relationship is my favorite! I pushed against it for a long time, and my boyfriend’s family got me into it over the holidays.
 

How did you make your way to Denver?

I moved to Denver in September 2019. I wanted a change from the east coast and found Denver offered great weather (we have all 4 seasons and 300 days of sunshine!), great hiking, and friendly people. We drove with my cat and dog all the way from North Carolina. It was a long 2-day trip – I especially don’t recommend that over Christmas.
 

Once the pandemic is over, what’s your top-of-the-list to do item?

We booked a trip to Hawaii (the big island) at the end of the year, and we’re really hoping we can go! Hiking, visiting the volcanos national park, and being in the most southern part of the US are all at the top of my list! Basically, anything that doesn’t involve looking at a computer screen!

 

We believe that great people make a great company—and at Elsmere, we are proud to work with many. To learn more about our team, check out the full list of people that work at Elsmere. If you're convinced that Elsmere is the best fit for the next step in your career, check out our Careers page - we're hiring!

Check out our latest blog post, The Elsmere Education Difference, to find out why Elsmere's approach to online program management is student-centric and unique.