Micah Miner is the social studies department chair at Nancy B. Jefferson Alternative School in Cook County Temporary Juvenile Detention Center. He focuses on providing his students with an issue-driven, media-rich curriculum that combines skills and content that is relevant, engaging and flexible enough to accommodate the diverse needs and challenges of incarcerated youth. Micah has been a Chicago Public Schools (CPS) teacher since 2006. He is compelled to work with at-risk and risk students who are marginalized and advocates for their educational needs. Micah has been an adjunct professor, served on two school design teams, and is currently a member of the 2014 Chicago Public Education Fund’s Educator Advisory Council among other network and CPS initiatives. He believes that our society should be committed to a quality 21st century education that is accessible to all students without exception. Micah holds a BA from Moody Bible Institute, an MA in Teaching, MEd in Educational Leadership, EdS in Educational Technology, and is currently a doctoral student in Curriculum and Social Inquiry at National Louis University.