Nicholas Dewald is a 2019-20 Teach Plus California Policy Fellow. Nicholas is a world history and Spanish teacher at San Clemente High School in San Clemente, California. He is a union site representative, Two Way Immersion coordinator, and advocate for the LGBTQIA community. Nicholas works with stakeholders, fellow teachers, and district officials to align and improve curriculum and Spanish instruction allowing for fair representation. He has helped facilitate LGBTQIA professional development through the district, improving access to information and understanding. Nicholas received BAs in Political Science and Spanish and his MFA in Teaching in conjunction with the teaching credential program from University of California, Irvine. He is pursuing his MS in Instructional Design and Technology at California State University, Fullerton.