Rebecca D’Angelo teaches 5th grade at Edison Elementary School in Elmhurst, Illinois. While she has spent the majority of her teaching career at the 5th-grade level, she has had experience with levels kindergarten through 8th grade. She serves on various school district curriculum development teams, focusing on English language arts content development. She conducts workshops at professional conferences at the local, state, and national levels on the subject of writing and disciplinary literacy. Prior to returning to the field of education, she worked in the mortgage banking and advertising industries.