Elijah Osorio is a 6th _ 8th grade reading and mentor teacher at Providence Englewood Charter School, located on the South side of Chicago. Elijah started at the school in 2011 as a tutor and teacher-assistant. He eventually took over a 5th grade class, which he taught for two years. He started in his current position in the 2013-2014 school year. Over his tenure, Elijah has increased student performance on multiple standardized tests including ISAT, Terra Nova, and NWEA. One of his proudest moments was in September 2013, when he was selected to present at a TEDx talk on “Teacher Voice Beyond the Classroom.” Elijah is honored to have been selected a 2014 Teach Plus Teaching Policy fellow. He aims to begin his National Board Certification process during the 2014-2015 school year. Elijah received his BA in Marketing, Advertising, and Management from Northwood University, and his MA in Teaching from National-Louis University.