Garnet is an educator, learner, writer, presenter, and researcher. She began her teaching career in 1999 in Athens, OH, and spent 14 years as a Spanish instructor at Lockport Township High School in Lockport, IL. Her current role is as an instructional coach at Caruso Middle School in Deerfield, IL. She is a passionate educator who values learning above all else and has extensively researched standards based learning, assessment, and grading in order to maximize student growth and achievement. Garnet enjoys working with new technology to differentiate instruction and connects with the students on a new level. She also works with teachers to improve instructional practice and grading policies. In her free time she likes to travel, read, run, and cook and spend time with her family.