The Table Setters

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Kate Schenck

Kate Schenck is currently teaching 9th grade and 11th grade English at an all-girls independent school. Kate has been teaching middle and high school English literature and writing since 2007. She began teaching in the DC Teaching Fellows program and started her career in Washington, DC Public Schools. She has taught in public charter schools, as well as the Dallas Independent School District. A former department chair and instructional coach, Kate was 2019 Teacher of the Year and a North Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts Teacher of the Excellence. Kate has presented at the National Coalition of Girls Schools annual conference and has attended workshops at Bard College and the Global Online Academy. Kate has a Masters in Teaching from American University, a Master of Arts from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University.


Jessica Bailey

Jessica Bailey is a high school English teacher who currently teaches sophomore and senior level English courses. She has been teaching English literature and writing at the high school level for the last fifteen years. She is dedicated to lifelong learning and literacy, which she hopes to inspire in her students. In addition to being in the classroom, Jessica is also an administrator at the independent, all-girls school where she teaches. She holds a Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from The University of Texas at Arlington, as well as Bachelor of Arts in English from Loyola Marymount University.


Kyle Lee

Kyle Lee is a second year high school teacher with a focus on senior English and creative writing. For nearly twenty years, he has worked in education at the secondary and college level, primarily dealing with educational technology. Additionally, he is a working author with multiple published short stories and poems to his credit. Kyle earned his Bachelor’s in Literary Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. 




Megan Griffin 

Megan Griffin currently teaches 10th and 11th grade English at an all-girls independent school. In 2004, she began teaching freshmen and sophomore writing classes, as well as introductory literature courses, at the collegiate level. In 2010, she made the shift to teaching high school English and has never looked back, as she loves working with the young women at her current independent school, developing their creative and academic voices. A 2007 Graduate Instructor of the Year and a 2018 Teacher of the Year, Megan has also served in administrative roles as both an assistant to the Director of Composition as well as department chair. She has published a couple of articles on nineteenth-century American women writers in academic journals and presented at various conferences, including the Society of Early Americanists, Feminisms and Rhetorics, College English Association, and the National Coalition of Girls Schools. Megan has a PhD in English from Texas Christian University and a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.