Catherine Thompson is an 11th and 12th grade social studies teacher at School of the Future in New York. She has been teaching since 2006, working with historically disenfranchised populations, including immigrants and students of color in urban communities of the South Bronx and Manhattan. Catherine is a passionate advocate for social justice and equity in education. She is currently a candidate at Mount Holyoke College for Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership 2017 and is a Fellow with the Academy for Teachers. Catherine just began blogging with the help of the National Blogging Collaborative. Connect with Catherine on Twitter: @LiberatoryEd.