Lindsey is a 6th-8th grade English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher at the Garfield Middle School in Revere, MA. Now in her sixth year teaching, Lindsey came to the classroom as a Teach For America corps member in 2009, where she developed an early passion for her work with students learning English. She serves on the Garfield Middle School’s Instructional Leadership Team, working with administrators and colleagues to identify and refine school wide goals and best practices. At the Garfield, Lindsey is also a professional learning group facilitator, which allows her to design and implement weekly professional development sessions to collaborate with and support colleagues in their work with English language learners. As a Teach For America alum, Lindsey delivers professional development and workshops designed to equip current corps members with knowledge and skills to meet the needs of their English learners. In spring 2014, Lindsey’s passion for and expertise in the field of ESL took her to the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention in Portland, Oregon, where she presented on “Scaffolding Academic Writing for Beginning English Language Learners.” Lindsey earned her B.A. in Political Science and Global Studies from Arizona State University and her M.Ed. from Boston University.