Teresa is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Konocti Unified School District, penetrating staff and students with a cohesive energy around student visible literacy and learning. Teresa Rensch has been a principal of North Tahoe Middle School for 10 years. There she held firm to her conviction for a collective focus as a school around all students achieving grade level, or beyond. Before becoming a principal, Teresa was teacher leader in Chicago Public Schools for 10 years. She was known for raising her students’ reading scores an average of .7 per student each year with deliberate daily reading and writing both during the school day and in after school programs. To continue effectively learning and leading, she is iunderway with her Doctorate in Education leadership through Capella University.