Frank Terranova is an elementary teacher at Henderson Collegiate Charter School in Henderson, North Carolina. Henderson Collegiate is an open-enrollment, Title I charter school determined to help close the achievement gap for students living in poverty. At his current school, Frank teaches nonfiction studies to the school’s inaugural 5th grade class, helps to design the nonfiction studies curriculum, and expands opportunities for students by instructing chess. Before teaching at Henderson Collegiate, Frank worked as a 2009 Eastern North Carolina Teach for America corps member teaching special education and social studies, while also serving as Athletic Director of his school. Frank received a B.A. from York College of Pennsylvania in 2009 in History and Secondary Education-Social Studies with a minor in special education. Frank looks forward to continuing to develop the skills necessary to become an innovative and dynamic leader who helps achieve educational equity for all students.