Lorilynn Force-Phelps is a Teach Plus Commonwealth Teaching Policy Fellow. Lorilynn teaches 9-1th special education at Dean Tech. Lorilynn is certified to teach students with moderate disabilities 5-12 and K-8. She has an SEI endorsement for English Language Learners and is a RETELL facilitator through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. She began her career in juvenile justice and has participated in various advocacy groups such as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Youth Alive! Of Berkshire County, and Safe Homes for Youth. Lorilynn earned a B.A. in Sociology from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a M.Ed. in Instructional Design from American Intercontinental University Online.