Tess Ormseth earned her Masters of Education from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and has taught English Language Arts for over fifteen years. She has focused her classroom career on building authentic relationships with students to further their personal and academic growth. As a teacher leader in her home district, she works with educators in collaborative teams and individually (through observations and reflective coaching) to create inclusive, engaging, and equitable learning environments. As a facilitator, she works with large groups in professional development sessions to explore anti-racism, equitable pedagogy and leadership, and systemic change. She is especially interested in cultivating the equity will and skill of future facilitators and coaches. Her goal is to learn alongside others to develop frameworks and practical strategies for advancing equity. When she is not working with students or educators, you’ll find her camping in the woods with her family, her dogs, and a good book.