Jacobe Bell is a change agent whose practice is centered on building equity for students through her work with districts, schools, and teachers. With over a decade of experience as a National Board Certified Teacher, Instructional Coach, Network Administrator, and consultant in both the public and charter sectors, Jacobe is passionate about closing the achievement gap. She has extensive experience in writing common core aligned ELA curriculum, training teachers to run highly effective classrooms, and coaching administrators to build strategic, sustainable school-wide systems to support student learning. While working for a charter network, Jacobe was awarded the opportunity to participate in the Emerging Leader Program with Building Excellent Schools, where she studied the best practices of the most successful urban schools in the country and cultivated the leadership skills needed to lead a high-performing school. She is a graduate of Stanford University and holds a Masters in Urban Education from Mercy College. Her professional interests lie in curriculum design, data driven instruction, instructional strategies, culturally responsive teaching, leadership development, and student engagement in urban schools.