Victoria McCall is a product of the Mid-Atlantic; born and raised mostly in the DMV area and settling in Baltimore MD. Victoria is “black feminist and bookish” to borrow from a black woman-owned bookstore in Brooklyn NY. She earned her B.A. from Temple University in Anthropology and Spanish Literature/Linguistics with a minor in Portuguese Language. After graduation she joined Teach for America where she began her education career as a Special Education high school teacher. Her thirteen year career in education has had her teach kindergarten through 12th grade serve as an academic ELA dean and a middle school leader. Victoria also writes culturally responsive high school curriculum. During her teaching tenure she has been fortunate to earn a M.S in Secondary Education from Chestnut Hill College and a M.A. in Women’s History from Sarah Lawrence College. She deeply believes in children and the teacher-activist. Victoria knows change in education comes most through teacher development.Her goal is to continue to be a disruptor and agitator of change. She believes in leading through conviction authenticity connection storytelling and purpose.