I am a middle school ELA teacher at Winston Campus Junior High in Palatine, Illinois. I earned a PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago and am an adjunct professor at DePaul University and Dominican University where I teach graduate courses in adolescent development and teaching in diverse classrooms. I have presented at NCTE on teacher education, democracy in education, and genocide literature. I facilitate a blog for conversations about how we "ought" to teach ELA for the good of humanity and am interested in reading and writing practices that enable us to bear witness to our lives and the lives of others. You can find me on Twitter @MrsSJDonovan, https://www.facebook.com/ethicalela, and www.ethicalela.com.