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I am an Instructional Coach in the San Leandro Unified School District, focusing on English Language Arts and strategic integration of technology in grades 6-12. In this role, I'm able to support teachers and administrators as they engage in work to develop authentic, personalized and rigorous reading and writing experiences for all students. Previously, I taught English Language Arts for 14 years, and am a co-founder of The Social Justice Academy at San Leandro High School, a small school program dedicated to empowering youth to become agents of change in their communities on personal, cultural and institutional levels. I'm also a proud 2014 teacher consultant of the Bay Area Writing Project, currently serving as the Technology Coordinator, where I work with brilliant colleagues to build a hub of innovation around tech-based writing instruction, especially with regard to new frontiers of collaborative writing in digital spaces and new approaches to research based writing. And it can not be overstated that I would not have found any of this success without my fantastic partner Anne and my two children, Asher and Isaac, who help me maintain orbit in Oakland, California.