Emma Pascarella is a 2022-2023 Teach Plus Massachusetts Policy Fellow who teaches 1st grade at Lt. Clayre P. Sullivan School in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Emma serves on her school’s instructional leadership team and serves as a teacher mentor, guiding new teachers through their early years in the profession. She has served on her district’s teacher advisory group to the superintendent and the strategic planning advisory council, voicing a dual role as a district employee and parent. Emma has served as a Union Rep and has prioritized elevating teacher voices. She earned her BA in Italian Studies from Smith College in and a MSEd in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College of Education.