Jaraux Washington is originally from St. Paul Minnesota, but currently resides in Tampa Florida. She is a wife and mother of three wonderful children. As a public school teacher, she has developed several initiatives centering around student activism, mentorship and teacher leadership. She ahs been a Keynote speaker, national, state and district trainer and curriculum writer. Jaraux also has served as a member of several education organizations such as, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Teacher Advisory Council, Center for Teaching Quality and National Geographic's Teacher Advisory Council.