Natalia Bacchus was a Maryland public school educator from 2003-2018. She worked in Baltimore City schools from 2013-2018 and in Montgomery County schools for 9 years prior. Natalia taught ESOL and was a classroom teacher in 1st and 3rd grades. She achieved National Board Certification in 2011. In Baltimore City, Natalia worked at Moravia Park Elementary School as an ESOL teacher, served as the BTU Building Rep, and created a Union Chapter Committee. Natalia has also been a Teachers' Democracy Project Fellow since 2014, studying issues such as teacher evaluation, social justice curriculum, teacher unions, and restorative practices. She currently works at Teachers’ Democracy Project as a Teacher Organizer.