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Hannah Copperman began her career in education almost four years ago as a Teach for America corps member. She is currently a history teacher at Cesar Chavez Public Charter School for Public Policy in Washington, DC. Cesar Chavez PCS is a college preparatory high school devoted to making students active, knowledgeable, and capable members of their community. Hannah is a member of the School Improvement Team and the Curriculum Alignment Committee and has led professional development sessions for teachers about classroom management, and next year will be the chair of the social studies department. Prior to joining the staff at Cesar Chavez, Hannah taught 9th grade social studies at F.W. Ballou Senior High School, a district school in Washington, DC, where she co-authored and was instructional lead teacher of the World History I curriculum and started the school’s first tennis team. Hannah received an A.B with honors in History from Brown University in 2008 and an M.A.T. in Secondary Social Studies Education from American University in 2010. Hannah aspires to build upon her experience to become a school leader who facilitates a positive and collaborative learning environment that pushes all students, regardless of their background or needs, to their highest level.