Bernice Wisnieski is a second-grade ESL teacher at Sibley Elementary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has served students and families there for 32 years. She holds an M.Ed in Special Education with teaching endorsements in ESL and Reading. In addition to her affiliations with the Education Trust Midwest and Leading Educators, she serves on her school’s Instructional Leadership Team and is a lead mentor for her district’s New Teacher Academy. Bernice believes in transforming teachers’ pedagogical practices to foster equity in education, and she regularly works in collaboration with others to develop new ways to ensure students’ success. When she isn’t teaching, she enjoys writing, taking group fitness classes, and spending time with family and friends.