Elizabeth West is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Indiana Teaching Policy Fellow. Elizabeth is an ESL kindergarten teacher at Westlake Elementary in Indianapolis. She is her grade’s team leader, a member of the district’s K-2 Literacy Leadership Team, and was part of her district’s first Teacher Leadership Academy. Elizabeth mentors new teachers in her building and serves as an ESL and English Language Arts Committee representative in her school. She graduated from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis with a BA in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education.