Shayla Ewing is a 2019-20 Teach Plus Illinois Policy Fellow. Shayla is an English and drama teacher at Pekin Community High School in Pekin, Illinois. During her time at PCHS, Shayla has served the district as the head drama coach and assistant speech coach. She serves on the district’s technology committee, where she has aided in implementing a district-wide 1:1 program, including creating a districtwide student technology orientation curriculum and developing instructional professional development. Shayla is a College Board Reader for the AP Language and Composition exam and was awarded the PC Somerville award for New Teachers by Sigma Tau Delta, the international English Honor Society. Shayla received a Bachelor’s of Science in English Education with a minor in ESL from Olivet Nazarene University. She is pursuing a Master’s of Educational Policy, Organization, and Leadership from the University of Illinois.