Christoph Stutts is a veteran Social Studies educator who has been working in public schools for fourteen years. After graduating from Bates College as a History major with a Secondary Concentration in Spanish, he worked for two years as an outdoor guide before moving to California where he worked as a 1:1 aide, helping to integrate students with cerebral palsy into classrooms. He received his Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005 before working for 10 years as a Social Studies teacher. As a department head, curriculum leader, assistant football coach, and mentor to new and pre-service teachers, he has seen firsthand the value of authentic teacher and student voices within an ongoing culture of school reform. As he matriculates into the Doctoral program at UNC-Chapel Hill in the Fall of 2015, he looks forward to connecting his 14 years of classroom experience to education research as the recipient of a Merit Assistantship. Christoph is a National Board Certified Teacher and proponent of public education as a vehicle for social justice who has worked diligently to bring rigorous and accessible curriculum to Standard, Honors and AP level coursework. He led the shift to a fully digital curriculum for American History students at Carrboro High School. In addition, Christoph continues to speak out for fair and just treatment of public school teachers and students.