Tanya Roth

St. Louis, Missouri Tanya’s Story Tanya has spent the last decade teaching high school history at MICDS in St. Louis, Missouri. She came to this community after completing her PhD in history at Washington University, and she loves being in the classroom. When she’s not teaching or thinking about teaching and history, she’s usually reading […]

Dan Lawler

Winnetka, Illinois   Dan’s Story Dan Lawler has been teaching high school English for 23 years, the last 19 years at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. Courses he has taught include: American Studies, Humanities, Literature and Film, and Creative Non-Fiction. He also sponsors New Trier’s Social Service Board, a club that coordinates service […]

Diane Haleas

Chicago, Illinois Diane’s Story Diane Haleas has been teaching at Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago since 1988. She teaches AP Comparative Government and Politics and World History. Diane is passionate about motivating students to be lifelong learners and about international relations. She has served as the director of the Saint Ignatius Model United Nations […]

Chris Turner

Baltimore, Maryland Chris’s Story As a kindergartener, Chris Turner knew that one day she would become a teacher. During her undergraduate years at Towson State University, she majored in English with a concentration in Secondary Education. Realizing early that she loved the students even more so than her content, she started teaching in Baltimore County […]

Celestine Woo

Newark, New Jersey Celestine’s Story Celest Woo is an English professor at Bard High School Early College, Newark, where she teaches 9th grade as well as college courses for 11th and 12th grades. Prior to this, she taught English and French in Bard’s Harlem program, and has taught at six other colleges in NY and […]