Amy Levine received her B.A. in English from Washington University in St. Louis and her M.Ed. in English secondary education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She taught English for nine years at Amherst Regional High School, assisting in redesigning and teaching curriculum in ninth- and eleventh/twelfth-grade courses, with particular interests in differentiating curriculum for heterogeneous groupings, teaching about history and social justice through literature, and teaching grammar in the context of writing. Levine has been a Smith College supervisor for secondary student teachers since 2012.