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Karin Wissmann is a high school English teacher at Williamsburg Preparatory in Brooklyn, NY. Williamsburg Prep is a public school that has been rated one of the top ten small high schools in New York City and focuses on four core values: citizenship, relationship, scholarship and leadership. Karin has been a 10th grade team leader, English department chair, curriculum writer, mentor teacher, and a selector for the NYC Teaching Fellows. Karin received a B.A. from Boston College in 2002 and a M.S. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from CUNY-Lehman College in 2005. In 2009-2010, Karin taught English in Taiwan and developed a unique curriculum for the English Wonderland at Penglai Elementary School. Through SPA, Karin hopes to make connections to people all over the country and use their experiences to create equity in all schools and develop a personal leadership expertise that addresses today's educational challenges.