Tina Owen Co-founder and Lead Teacher, The Alliance School

Tina Owen is the co-founder and Lead Teacher of The Alliance School, a public school in Milwaukee, Wis. In 2005, with a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Tina worked with a group of teachers to open The Alliance School, the first school in the nation with the explicit mission of reducing bullying. Since opening, the school has supported many students who experienced bullying or harassment in other schools due to ability, appearance, sexuality and/or beliefs. The Alliance School is a place where it's OK to be black, white, gay, straight, Christian, Buddhist, or just plain unique. Follow Tina on Twitter @TinaOwen, and The Alliance School @AllianceSchool.