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Jessica Tyson

Jessica Tyson is a National Board certified public high school history and English teacher from Oakland on sabbatical in Philadelphia in 2016–2017. A Teacher Consultant with the Bay Area Writing Project since 2011, this year she is collaborating with the Philadelphia Writing Project, in addition to working with Philadelphia teachers implementing Poetry Inside Out. Other sabbatical projects include writing curriculum for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and working as academic program coordinator for UC Berkeley's Teacher Leadership certificate program. As a teacher leader, Jessica has designed civic engagement curriculum for Oakland public schools and presented her work at the annual conference of the National Council for the Social Studies.