Bio: I'm a front line teacher...in classrooms for seventeen years. Coached other teachers, modeled lessons, co-taught and collaborated as a resource for five years. I've taught kindergarten through sixth grades general education as well as English as a Second Language. I also worked in the private sector as a recruiter and Human Resource Representative. I stand firmly against the privatization of public schools, government interference in education and big business infiltration. I am a child advocate and work in a high poverty, urban setting.