B.A. in Social Relations and Policy, Michigan State University; B.A. in Spanish, Michigan State University. Emily began her career three years ago as a Teach for America corps member teaching 5th-8th grade Spanish in New Haven, Connecticut. She is currently a teacher at James Hillhouse High School, where she teaches Spanish as a foreign language. She is a founding member of the Freshman Academy and teaches credit retrieval classes in the Extended Day Academy. She has written a district wide curriculum addendum for heritage speakers' differentiation in the world language classroom, and will be rewriting the Spanish 1 curriculum in the upcoming year. As an alumna of Teach for America, she volunteers as an alumni mentor in its online world languages content community. She also mentored the 2010 corps members in their transition to Connecticut and teaching in an urban setting. Emily aspires to foster a community of resilient and resourceful learners, where students, teachers, and school leaders inspire each other and grow together in their pursuit of excellence.