Ami Turner earned her B.A. in English from SUNY Buffalo and received an M.A in Teaching of English from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is currently a doctoral student in the field of Curriculum and Instruction at The George Washington University, where she also teaches pre-service teachers in an M.Ed. certification program. After spending several years teaching middle and high school English in New York City and Fairfax, Virginia, Ms. Turner is now the editorial content lead for Share My Lesson and works for the American Federation of Teachers.