Reshma Ramkellawan has been an educational consultant with Teaching Matters for the past three years. Prior to joining Teaching Matters, she served as an assistant principal for a prominent New York City charter network. She has over 12 years of experience in the educational field, serving in the roles of teacher, mentor, team leader and staff developer. While the crux of her expertise is nested in secondary literacy instruction, she has also supported Math and Science teachers with their pedagogy and curriculum planning. Her interests and skills include: digital and media literacy, curriculum development, staff and leadership coaching, and education research. During the 2012 to 2013 school year, Reshma participated in the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education (NAATE) program to refine her skills as a teacher leader. In 2016, she worked in the New York City Department of Teaching and Leadership, helping to redesign the Principal Candidate Pool assessment. She received her undergraduate degree in Secondary English Language Arts Education from the University of Central Florida. In 2009 and 2011, respectively, she earned her M.A. in Curriculum and Teaching and Ed.M in the Teaching of English from Teachers College Columbia University. She is currently in the process of completing her Ed.D in English Education, from Teachers College Columbia University.