Trained at Teachers College, Columbia University, I started my career teaching English and History in NYC's Lower East Side. I then taught middle school in the San Francisco Bay Area for ten years. During my 20+ years in education, I've also been a department chair, new teacher coach, curriculum developer, and policy analyst. As an avid runner, I've also coached a middle school cross-country running team. I'm currently Sr. Director of Educational Content at Teaching Channel. Connect with me on twitter @gretchenvee.