Crystal Wash began her teaching career in ChicagoPublic Schools teaching elementary and middle grades. Crystal eventually became a demonstration classroom teacher, where she opened her classroom for others to observe her practice. Subsequent roles included district instructional coach, director of instruction and a district calibrator in which Crystal supported a cohort of principals to understand the Framework for Teachingbased Teacher Evaluation System. Crystal specializes in culturally responsive practices and how to best integrate such practices in math and science classrooms Crystal holds a BA in English and Philosophy from Indiana University and a M.Ed. in education from DePaul University and an M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from National Louis.