Hi, my name is Jessica Charles. I am a teacher and researcher at Bank Street College of Education in New York City, where I work with students who are becoming teachers. I also study how to improve educator preparation. Before I came to Bank Street, I worked at the University of California, Berkeley in a similar role, and before that I was a classroom teacher. In my career I have worked with people of all ages, from children as young as toddlers to elementary school kids, to high school students. I have also worked with adults in various settings, including in my current position at Bank Street. My work has taken me to a range of places, such as New York City, New Orleans, Oregon, and Berkeley. I have taught writing, humanities, social studies, and many different graduate courses. I am excited to be joining Literary Masters as a writing instructor and embarking on another teaching adventure!