Katherine Rieser is a lecturer on education in the Harvard Teacher Fellows Program and Teacher Education Program at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. She received her A.B. in English from Harvard University and her Master’s in Urban Education Policy from Brown University. Before teaching at Harvard, she taught middle and high school humanities for seven years and spent three years as the dean of curriculum and program at a small charter school in Cambridge, MA. Her research and teaching interests include anti-racism in classroom practice, best practices in hiring and retaining of teachers of color, developing culturally competent and relevant English curricula, and achieving “day one” readiness for pre-service teachers.