Amanda Stessen-Blevins is a primary grade teacher at a public school in Brooklyn, New York, and a consulting teacher for Center for Responsive Schools. Originally from Syracuse, New York, she is the daughter of two teachers. Amanda has a background in teaching English language learners from all over the world. In her spare time, Amanda likes to read, listen to podcasts, and spend time with her family. She is a coauthor of Empowering Educators: A Comprehensive Guide to Teaching Grades 3, 4, 5.