Melissa Smith teaches AP Literature, 11th grade American Literature, and Creative Writing at Lake Norman Charter High School in Huntersville, NC. She was the 2017 District Teacher of the Year. Melissa is a National Board Certified Teacher, an AP Reader, and an edu-blogger. She has presented at NCTIES, NCTE, and the AP Annual Conference; she is is a contributing author for aplithelp.com. and is creator of the #TeachLivingPoets hashtag. You can follow her on Twitter @MelAlterSmith.