My name is Kathryn Kaufman. Through my undergraduate work at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ, I earned my professional teaching certificate in New Jersey and an initial certification for New York. Both certifications allow me to teach English Language Arts in grades 7-12. From 2008-2012, I taught high school English in Wallington, NJ before moving on to my current position teaching ELA to ninth graders in Yonkers, NY. I am currently working on a Masters in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology at the University of Albany. Personally, I live in Yorktown Heights, NY with my husband, Hal, and our eight month old son Benjamin. I love to travel through cruising, and unwind with a good book.