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Ciana DeBellis teaches 8th grade English and High School Theatre while serving as a Model Teacher and Instructional Lead at the Theater Arts Production Company School (TAPCo). TAPCo is a 6-12 school which serves approximately 600 students in the poorest congressional district in the United States. At TAPCo, Ciana has developed curricula for the High School Arts Program and for the Middle School English department. She is the Coordinator of Student Activities, runs student government, and regularly directs school plays. Ciana has also worked as an ESL teacher at an orphanage in Peru while conducting qualitative research on Teaching English as a Second Language. Ciana attained a Masters in Teaching from Bard College. She hopes to become a leader in education and continue in the fight to close the achievement gap in order to promote real social change.