Dan Brown is Co-Director of Educators Rising, a national network supporting aspiring teachers. He is a National Board Certified Teacher who taught elementary school and high school English in New York City and Washington, D.C. He wrote the first-year-teaching memoir The Great Expectations School: A Rookie Year in the New Blackboard Jungle. His writing has appeared in Educational Leadership, The Boston Globe, New York Daily News, and Education Week, among other publications. Dan served a Washington Teaching Ambassador Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education. In 2014, Mashable named him one of “10 Rockstar Teachers on Twitter.” He holds degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University and New York University. Dan Brown did not write The Da Vinci Code, and he is okay with that.