Roxanna Elden combines eleven years of experience as a public-school teacher with nearly two decades of writing and speaking about education issues. She is known for cutting through clichés about teaching to offer honesty, humor, nuance, and practical advice. She also coaches teachers nationwide in one-on-one virtual Office Hours sessions.
Her guidebook, See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers, is a staple in school districts and educator training programs throughout the country. Humorist Dave Barry called the book “very funny.” Rick Hess, of Education Week, says, “This is the kind of no-nonsense straight talk that teachers are starved for and too rarely get.”
Roxanna’s “funny but insightful” (Washington Post) workplace novel, Adequate Yearly Progress, follows several teachers as their professional lives crash into their personal lives and vice versa. Her work has been featured on NPR as well as in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, Education Week, and many other outlets.
She is at her best after two cups of coffee.