B.A. in English, University of St. Thomas; M.S. Secondary Education of English, Lehman College. Advanced Graduate Certificate in Teacher Leadership, Bank Street College of Education. A New York City Teaching Fellow, Wes started his career in education as an English teacher at the High School for Teaching and the Professions in the Bronx, NY. Wes worked in numerous leadership capacities during his time at Teaching and the Professions, including lead teacher, staff developer, and new teacher mentor. After finishing his sixth year there this past spring, he will be moving on to work as an Instructional Leader within the Perspectives Charter School Network in Chicago, IL this fall.