I'm a teacher educator with a BA in Elementary Education from Wake Forest University and a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Austin. I'm the co-director and teacher consultant with the Heart of Texas Writing Project and I've worked as an adjunct lecturer in Curriculum and Instruction at UT Austin teaching pre-service teachers how to implement Writing Workshop in Elementary School classrooms. I've taught in public, private, and public charter schools that serve K-8th grade students of diverse linguistic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds in Fairfax County, Virginia, Austin, Texas, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm from the Washington, DC area and have lived in Austin for 12 years. My husband and I are raising our children, Maya and Fritz, to be bilingual Austinites who, we hope, will be part of a generation that is empowered as agents of change in the world.