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Jody Cohen

Jody is a Language Arts teacher in her third year of working with the talented students and staff at YouthBuild Philadelphia.  Before joining YouthBuild, she taught Education and Writing at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, where she also co-facilitated reading and writing classes with colleagues, college students and people who were incarcerated in Philadelphia jails.  Jody is a qualitative researcher and education activist who works with community members for equity and excellence in urban schools.  She has a Ph.D in Reading/Writing/Literacy from University of Pennsylvania.  In Steal This Classroom:Teaching and Learning Unbound (punctum press), she and co-author Anne Dalke explore the dynamic ecology of learning and teaching in multiple spaces.