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Ms. Talora Gross

Talora Gross is a credentialed English teacher and adjunct college professor who holds a B.A in English from The University of Central Florida and an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing from Antioch University. In 2003, Ms. Gross started teaching in her South Florida hometown, and has since taught in three states: English (7-12), Creative Writing, Theatre, World History (7) and Geography (9). Additionally, Ms. Gross served New Orleans grade-school students, their teachers, and school staff in the trip-parish area as Director of a Jason Flatt Act student and gatekeeper suicide prevention training program—Teen Life Counts—and led school-based anti-bias trainings in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas as Community Director of the ADL. Ms. Gross believes all students can and will learn when they have a personal stake in their education [short and long-term goals] and are interested [personal buy-in to the material linked to those personal goals].  In her personal life, Ms. Gross is an award-winning filmmaker and a photographer who loves to read literary graphic novels, and her personal mission is to make the world a better place through education, the arts, and by planting trees.