B.A. in Sociology from University of Michigan (2010); Chloe Kannan began her career in education with Teach for America in 2010 where she began teaching 7th and 8th grade Language Arts in the Mississippi Delta. During her second year, she decided to venture to the only turn-around middle school in the state and take on an additional role as ELA Department Head. She also serves as the student council sponsor, member of the school improvement team, book club sponsor, extended school day curriculum coordinator, and runs the facilitation of all summer programs, student events, and external partnerships. Currently, Chloe teaches 7th and 8th grade Reading and Language at Ruleville Middle School in Ruleville, Mississippi. Chloe was also the recepient of the 2012 Teach for America Sue Lehmann Excellence in Teaching Award. As a member of the 2012 SPA cohort, Chloe is looking forward to working alongside the nation’s most promising educational leaders, and she aspires to become a leader that can help turn around a failing school into a place of personal transformation and academic excellence.