Kristen Palmieri is a secondary teacher at the Special Music School in New York, New York. The Special Music School is a public/private K-8 school. The school offers a rigorous New York City public education with individualized music education funded by private music scholarships. Kristen has served this school community as Chair of the SLT, UFT Leader, Middle School Coordinator, and Humanities Teacher. Kristen received a B.A. from Columbia University in 2002 and a M.A. from Teachers College in 2004. Kristen is looking forward to heading back to Teacher's College as a member of the 2012 SPA NYC cohort.