Sherisse Lucas is a 1st grade teacher at Ashburn Community Elementary School, where she teaches all subjects to her students. She is a member of Ashburn’s Instructional Leadership Team, collaborating with colleagues on creating school-wide goals and initiatives to improve instruction, as well as the chairperson of her department (PreK-2). Sherisse has also been selected to be a member of the Chicago Public Education Fund’s 2014 Educator Advisory Committee, where she will work with other teachers and principals across the district to brainstorm ways to improve educational outcomes for students in Chicago’s public schools. Sherisse began her career in elementary education 10 years ago, and has taught students in first through eighth grade throughout this time. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a BS in Elementary Education and from Concordia University-River Forest with an MA in Reading. Sherisse is a National Board Certified Teacher in the content area of Literacy-Reading/Language Arts.