Christopher Bronke is an English teacher and Department Chair at Downers Grove North High School, in Illinois. He teaches ninth grade honors ELA, evaluates teachers, oversees the literacy coaching program, plans and implements professional learning, and works with other district leaders on CCSS integration and implementation, common assessments, and rubrics. Christopher is an innovative literacy leader who has experience with CCSS integration across all subject areas, creating a teacher brand, blogging to empower teacher voice, collaborative and teacher leadership, literacy leadership (nonfiction, 21st-century writing, innovative creative writing instruction), and social media in the classroom. He was a member of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council, a Community Manager and Innovation Coach for the Redesign Challenge, and Community Manager Lead for new-ed startup Sevenzo. Christopher currently serves on the Executive Committee as a member-at-large for the Conference on English Leadership. Because of his passion for teacher voice, Chris has served on several executive planning committees for national and regional Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching (ECET2) convenings, and is a Co-Founder, Director, and Writing Coach for the National Blogging Collaborative, a non-profit organization that cultivates and supports the capacity of all educators to use their unique voice to elevate the craft of teaching and learning. Connect with Christopher on Twitter: @Mr_Bronke.