Dr. Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnath is a former elementary teacher who taught numerous years in East San Jose and then New York City. She is currently an assistant professor at the University of San Francisco and faculty coordinator of the South Bay Masters of Arts and Teaching Credential program. Her research focuses on critical literacy, social studies, ethnic studies, and social justice learning and teaching in the elementary classroom. She is author of the book Social Studies, Literacy, and Social Justice in the Common Core Classroom: A Guide for Teachers (Teachers College Press) and co-author of Preparing to Teach Social Studies for Social Justice: Becoming a Renegade (Teachers College Press), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. She is a founding member of CARE-ED (California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education) and founding member and vice-president of the National Association of Multicultural Education, California Chapter. Learn more about Ruchi’s work at www.usfca.edu/faculty/ruchi-rangnath.