Colette Kang is an Instructional Teacher Leader for grades 6-12 with the Oakland Unified School District where she coaches teachers and collaborates with school leaders to ensure that all students are demonstrating College and Career Readiness in English Language Arts. Prior to working with ELSF, she worked with district and charter schools across Seattle and the Bay Area as a teacher of both English and Mathematics, during which time she focused primarily on creating equitably differentiated instruction for high-needs students, including English Learners. Colette received her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Washington in Seattle, and completed her M.A. in Education with an Emphasis in Teaching at Mills College, where she received the “Social Justice Research Award” from the Mills faculty for her work on developing math confidence with historically marginalized student populations. Colette originally hails from San Francisco and now lives in San Leandro, CA.