Matt Parrilli is the Department Chair of English at Maine South High School in Park Ridge, Illinois, and is currently working on his doctorate in educational leadership at Concordia University Chicago. Matt has taught high school English for 22 years and has been a department chair for 10. Since incorporating the QFT into his classroom four years ago, he has seen how it positively impacts student engagement, motivation, and inquiry. It has also changed his teaching which has become more student-led, collaborative, and authentic. Matt has led staff development on the QFT at the department, school, and district levels in the Chicago area.