Michelle Ulysses is Curriculum Support Specialist-District Coordinator for City Year at the Educational Transformation Office of Miami-Dade Public Schools. The ETO serves 19 schools designated as persistently low-achieving by the Florida and US Departments of Education. 60% of the students Michelle and her colleagues serve qualify for free or reduced lunch and 40% of the fourth graders read below grade-level, putting them at significant risk of falling off track and not graduating from high school. Michelle has served as a teacher, department chair, and academic literacy coach in the district as well, during which time she was recognized as her school’s Rookie Teacher of the Year and received awards for innovations made on her school’s Literacy Committee and RTI teams. Michelle looks forward to becoming an instructional school leader in an urban setting and working tirelessly to provide a quality education to all students.