Nancy Cruse is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Indiana Teaching Policy Fellow. Nancy teaches 2nd grade at Maple Glen Elementary School in Westfield, Indiana, where she participates on the SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) district committee. Nancy is a member of the National Association of the Education of Young Children and has participated in Mindful Schools courses. She graduated from Ball State University with a BA in elementary education and received her MEd in educational leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is pursuing her PhD at Northcentral University.