Carlan Gray is a secondary science teacher at Ithaca High School in Ithaca, NY. Ithaca High School is a public school of 1,400 students in upstate New York that serves a wide array of students and has a variety of contact with Cornell University, Ithaca College, and the highly engaged Ithaca community. Carlan has been the department leader of fourteen teachers for the last two years and has served on the school wide leadership team working to implement school wide policy change, facilitate PLC work, and support the development of new teachers. Carlan received a B.S. in Natural Resources from Cornell University in 2003 and a M.A.T. from Cornell University in 2005. She is looking forward to learning with and engaging in conversation with a talented, passionate group of colleagues in one the most interesting cities in the country.