helen-1Helen Avis is a Ph.D. student in the School of Education at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying Policy, Leadership, and School Reform as well as an English Language Arts teacher with the NC Department of Public Safety Juvenile Justice Division. Previously she was a middle school language arts and social studies teacher as well as private consultant for middle and high school students. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her daughters, husband, and animals, running, reading, and going to the beach.