Joy McCreary is a 2022-2023 Teach Plus California Policy Fellow, and a 7th grade reading intervention specialist and English teacher at Carver Middle School in South Los Angeles. She focuses primarily on intensive reading instruction and intervention to give children access to the world. She previously served as a Summer Policy fellow for Los Angeles Unified School District. Joy is a Teach for America alumna and previously served as Literacy department chair at Carver Middle School. She earned a triple major from UCLA in 2018, her MEd from Loyola Marymount University in 2020, and is currently working towards her PhD in Education from Claremont Graduate University.