B.S. in Human Development & Family Studies, Cornell University; M.S. in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education, Bank Street College of Education. Grace began her career in education in Manhattan over seven years ago. She is currently a teacher at P.S. 42 Benjamin Altman, a district school in Chinatown where she teaches 3rd grade English language learner students who come from low-income families. She is also a former student of P.S. 42 and is overjoyed to teach at the school where she grew up. In addition, Grace is currently serving her second year as the UFT chapter leader, working to improve logistical and communications issues between staff members and administration. She has also been serving on the school leadership team for 3 years. Grace aspires to be an elementary educational leader who can provide a positive learning environment for teachers and students so that they may attain their highest potential and become thoughtful citizens who improve society in small and big ways.