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. 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. Prior to joining GSP, Steve worked as a 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 harnessing student and community voice to create more equitable and inclusive classrooms and schools. 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 Massachusetts with his wife and two children.