Monica Cozza is a graduate from the ACE 23 cohort of the Teaching Fellows program. She began her teaching journey at Our Lady Queen of Angels in New York, New York where she got to see the "Gospel of East Harlem" lived out every day through her students, fellow teachers, and administrators. During her time at OLQA, she began her journey as an O'Shaughnessy Fellow and dove deep into the world of literacy. Monica explored the role of dialogue in the ELA classroom and its impact on student comprehension, participation, and writing. Since then, her life as a military spouse has allowed her to teach 3rd grade in Little Rock, Arkansas and middle school Social Studies in Miami, Florida, where she continued to explore the roles of literacy in the classroom. Monica is currently serving as Assistant Principal at St. Mary's Catholic School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she continues to grow as a leader in Catholic education.