Kristy Len began her career in education as a Teach for America corps member in New Orleans where she taught middle school science and social studies in the Recovery School District. Most recently she spent three years at Achievement Preparatory Academy, an EPIC award winning public charter school in Washington, DC, where she taught science and served as a mentor teacher. For the 2012-2013 school year, Kristy will be transitioning to the role of the Manager of Teacher Leadership Development with Teach for America in Washington, DC. Kristy earned a B.A. from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, and is honored to be joining the 2012 Summer Principals Academy NYC cohort. She aspires to support urban schools in implementing best educational practices and helping urban communities realize the power of education.