Roxanna Elden is the author, most recently, of Adequate Yearly Progress: A Novel.

A teacher of writing and writer of teaching, she combines eleven years of experience as a public school teacher with a decade of speaking about education issues. Her first book, See Me After Class, is a staple in school districts and educator training programs throughout the country, and 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 also teaches creative workshops in collaboration with the Miami Book Fair.

She is at her best after two cups of coffee.