Ilana Garon has been teaching high school English (and math, in emergency situations) since she graduated from Barnard College in 2003. She is a regular contributor to Education Week, Dissent Magazine, Tablet Magazine, PresenTense Magazine, and Sunday Salon. Ilana received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College in 2009. She lives and works in New York City. She is the author of "Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?": Teaching Lessons from the Bronx (Skyhorse Publishing, 2013), available here.