Roxanna Elden

marlene lopez

Roxanna Elden combines eleven years of experience as a public school teacher with a decade of speaking to audiences around the country 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. In her first novel, Adequate Yearly Progress (River Street Books), a perspective-hopping story follows teachers at an urban high school as their professional lives impact their personal lives and vice versa. Steve Almond writes, “Roxanna Elden is not only a smart and funny storyteller, but she’s the kind of writer who takes us inside her characters, and makes us feel the struggles that animate the teaching mission . . .”