Kerry MacNeil lives and works in northern Manhattan, where she is a founding teacher leader of the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, (WHEELS) a regular district, non-charter, PK-12 school where no one sits for a standardized exam, sings a song, interviews, or writes an essay for admission. She is currently teaching English 9. She received a B.A. in English and Medieval-Renaissance Studies from Wellesley College and a M.A. in Gender Studies and Feminist Theory from the Graduate Faculty at the New School for Social Research. She is a Teach for America alumna. Her writing has been published, most recently, in The Teachers College Review; Beyond Survival: How to Thrive in Middle and High School for Beginning and Improving Teachers; This Assignment is So Gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching; The Still Blue Project: Writing with Working Class Queers in Mind; and in Closet Cases: Queers on What We Wear. She has taught twenty six years, all of them, until remote learning, in the same building.