Melissa Smith teaches AP Literature, 11th grade American Literature, and Creative Writing at Lake Norman Charter High School in Huntersville, NC. She is LNC’s ’16-’17 Teacher of the Year, National Board Certified, and an AP Reader. She has presented at NCTIES and the AP Annual Conference, is a contributing author for aplithelp.com., and is creator of the #TeachLivingPoets hashtag. You can follow her on Twitter @MelAlterSmith.