Ava joined Summit Public Schools as a 9th Grade English teacher at Summit Prep in 2013. Since leaving the classroom, Ava has worked to support schools through coaching and management of academic programs. She is incredibly excited to join the Shasta faculty as Assistant Director. Her journey in education began with teaching summer programs for high schoolers in Atlanta and the Mississippi Delta and then through working with Teach for America as a Campus Campaign Coordinator in college. After graduation, she worked for a year as a tutor and teaching resident as part of the Match Corps program at Match Charter Public High School in Boston. She has also taught 9th grade English at KIPP DC College Preparatory High School in Washington D.C. Ava is originally from Kensington, Maryland, holds a BA in English and Sociology from Wake Forest University and an MA from the Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education.