Mollie Lively is a 2019-2020 Teach Plus Illinois Rural Collaborative Teacher Leader. Mollie is a 1st grade teacher at North Elementary School in Taylorville, Illinois, where she serves as a districtwide professional development facilitator in literacy and a mentor teacher. Mollie was part of a team that presented at NWEA’s national conference on using data to improve student achievement. She achieved National Board Certification in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts in 2017. Mollie holds a BS in Elementary Education from Illinois College and an MA in Educational Leadership from the University of Illinois-Springfield.