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 where she took on an additional role as ELA Department Head. At the culmination of that year, Chloe was the recipient of the Teach for America Sue Lehmann Award for Transformational Teaching, Teach for America’s highest national honor. Moving into her third year at Ruleville, Chloe also served as the instructional coach for literacy and led a literacy initiative that helped transform the school. During her time at Ruleville, she served as the student council sponsor, member of the school improvement team, book club sponsor, extended school day curriculum coordinator, and ran the facilitation of all summer programs, student events, and external partnerships. Also, Chloe led the school’s transformation to an English curriculum centered around authentic literacy. Chloe is currently teaching 6th and 7th English at the American School of Bombay in Mumbai, India where she is also the head assistant soccer coach. Chloe aspires to eventually become a leader of teaching and learning where she can push schools to become places of personal transformation and academic excellence for all students.