Amy Norback is an elementary teacher at Achievement First Academy Elementary in Bridgeport, CT. Achievement First is a public charter school that emphasizes a rigorous reading curriculum and creates a clear path to college in effort to close the achievement gap. Amy has served as the kindergarten grade level chair and collaborated with administration on a cabinet committee of school leaders. Amy received a B.A. from Furman University in 2007. In the fall, Amy will be beginning a leadership fellows program offered at Achievement First. Amy is eager to develop her skills as an effective communicator in a leadership position, as well as expand her impact on student achievement from her individual classroom to a school wide level. She looks forward to collaborating with her 2012 SPA NYC cohort.