Jessica Lander is a teacher, writer and journalist living in Massachusetts. She teaches history to recent immigrant students in a Massachusetts public high school. Jessica has won several statewide teaching awards. She is a coauthor of Powerful Partnerships: A Teacher’s Guide to Engaging Families for Student Success (Scholastic, 2017) and author of Driving Backwards (TidePool Press, 2014). Jessica writes frequently about education policy and teaching. This year, Jessica and fourteen of her former students launched the national We Are America Project, working with 40 teachers in 25 states to support more than 1400 students share their stories of American Identity. Jessica is currently an Emerson Collective Fellow and a Re-Imagining Migration fellow working on her third book, exploring best strategies, programs, schools, and policies supporting immigrant-origin children in the United States.