Abby is back in her hometown of Los Angeles after spending the last 14 years in San Francisco. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from San Francisco State University and decided to pursue a career in education after working in after-school programs in some of the city’s most underserved communities. After returning to SFSU for her teaching credential, she spent the next 9 years teaching in K-3 classrooms. During that time, literacy instruction became a clear passion, inspiring her to return to school to earn a Master’s in Language and Literacy and a Reading and Literacy Leadership Credential. Abby’s main goal as an educator is to foster a love of reading in writing in all of her students. She is thrilled to join the New LA team! In her spare time, Abby enjoys traveling, watching sports, going to the beach, and spending time with her new nephew, Dylan.