Jacob Pactor is a Teacher-in-Residence with Teach Plus and a full-time high school English teacher and theater director in Speedway, Indiana. As a Teacher-in-Residence, Jacob facilitates the Alumni National Policy Advisory Committee, where he supports fellows’ involvement in crafting and sharing teacher voice in education policy and the media. He is featured in Rick Hess's The Cage-Busting Teacher, a book that encourages teachers to see themselves as people who can improve the system from within. He holds a BA in political science from Wabash College, an MA in English from Butler University, and an MBA from the University of Indianapolis. He has visited all 50 states and 20 national parks.