Emily Chiariello is an educational consultant who specializes in culturally responsive standards-based education. Chiariello has nearly two decades of experience as a classroom teacher, professional developer, curriculum designer and education writer. She has worked in public, charter and alternative school settings and in nonprofit organizations such as the Children’s Defense Fund and The Southern Poverty Law Center (namely as a teaching and learning specialist for Teaching Tolerance). Chiariello is the chief architect of Teaching Tolerance’s award-winning K-12 curriculum, Perspectives for a Diverse America. A ’98 Teach for America corps member and graduate of Binghamton University, Chiariello holds a master’s degree in philosophy and social policy from American University in Washington, D.C., and is certified in secondary social studies.