Dr. Kisha Porcher has worked in urban education for eight years. She was an Advanced Placement English Language Arts, College Summit and International Baccalaureate educator in Prince George’s County for four years. She also served as the International Baccalaureate Coordinator for two years. While working in the district, she was awarded the opportunity to serve in the Graduate Education Diversity Internship, as an emerging culturally responsive evaluator at the Education Development Center and Westat, Inc. She was also awarded the opportunity to serve as an Education Pioneer with the School District of Philadelphia. As a Teaching Matters Consultant, she coaches in the areas of literacy, assessment, and teacher leadership. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Secondary Education from Spelman College, Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from Teachers College, Columbia University and Doctorate of Education in Teaching & Teacher Education, with a specialization in Education Policy.