Jessica Deimel is a 6th grade teacher at Young Scholars Frederick Douglass in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Young Scholars Douglass is a Title I turnaround charter school in North Philadelphia serving K-8 students. Jessica has been a Teacher Leader at Young Scholars, observing and coaching other middle school teachers. She has worked to develop reading and social studies curriculum at the school, and is the co-creator of an after school drama program. She has also served as Corps Member Advisor in the Teach For America program, in which she helped develop a cohort of new middle and high school teachers. Jessica received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 and obtained her teaching certificate through Penn’s Graduate School of Education in 2010 as a part of Teach For America. She participated in her school’s Path to School Leadership Program in the 2011-2012 academic year, which works to prepare leaders in the Young Scholars Network. Jessica is looking forward to collaborating with other talented aspiring leaders this summer in the 2012 New York cohort and hopes to become an educational leader who encourages and inspires students.