Steve Sell is a senior associate with Great Schools Partnership. He began his career as a middle school humanities teacher in Providence, Rhode Island. From there, Steve moved to New York City where he taught sixth through twelfth grade for nearly a decade at two small, progressive public schools—most notably East Side Community School. In addition to his role in the classroom, he served as an advisory coordinator, vertical team leader, union chapter leader, and head varsity baseball coach. Most recently, Steve worked as a literacy consultant and staff developer for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. In this role he worked with students, teachers and administrators both nationally and globally in supporting workshop model classrooms and developing rigorous, engaging literacy curricula for all students. His professional interests include fostering learner-centered instructional practices, equitable and inclusive school communities, performance-based assessment, and teacher education. Steve earned a BFA in Writing and Literature from Emerson College and an MAT in secondary English from Brown University. He is an avid runner, reader, writer, sports fan, and an aspiring gardener. He lives in Woods Hole, Massachusetts with his wife and daughter.