Crystal Marsh teaches 6th Grade Science at the Salk School of Science, a specialized school in New York City designed to expose students to science by authentic, inquiry-based work through a variety of community partnerships. Crystal has been 6th grade team leader, school leadership team member, scheduler, and student council advisor. As sustainability coordinator, she led a team of students to win the nationwide Million Acts of Green Contest. Crystal earned her National Board Certification in 2011 and participated in the Middle School Leader Internship with Teach for America, Teaching Fellows, and the Department of Education. Crystal is also a lead teacher with the Urban Advantage Middle School Science Initiative and has presented several workshops on at the National Science Teachers Association conferences. She hopes to apply her experiences to be a transformational leader at a New York City school.