Amber Neal teaches 5th grade reading at Almeda Elementary School in Houston ISD, where she has been a sponsor of the student council and founded “My Sister’s Keeper” girl’s mentoring group. Amber has served as a grade level chair, professional development facilitator, curriculum writer, and ESL newcomer teacher for the district. She serves on the advisory board for Teaching Tolerance through the Southern Poverty Law Center, providing feedback and expertise on anti-bias education and culturally-responsive materials. Amber is a 2017 Fulbright scholar, selected to explore the political, social, cultural and educational landscape in Thailand. She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a BS in Human Development and Family Studies and holds a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Georgia with a concentration on Child Welfare Policy.