Emily Gross teaches reading and serves as the literacy assessment coordinator at the Denver School of Science and Technology: College View Middle School. There, she is a founding teacher on a team that seeks to afford first-generation students in the community access to a 4-year college education. As Colorado Literacy Based Assessment Lead, Emily developed the school’s literacy program and helped establish the curriculum and data analysis process while also coaching teachers in cross-curricular literacy-based instruction. In addition, she started the “New Endings” tutoring program for struggling students at risk of retention. She hopes to increase her impact in the education movement in a more formal leadership position in either a traditional public or charter school.