Kristen Uliasz is currently a special education teacher, department chair, and PBL instructional coach at Da Vinci Charter Academy in the Davis Joint Unified School District in northern California, where she has worked for the last 10 years. Kristen is passionate about the intersections of inclusive education and Project Based Learning. She believes PBL is a transformative pedagogy that has the potential to engage and empower ALL students in authentic learning experiences that are relevant and important for their lives. While teaching special education full-time, she also takes on leadership roles in her school, district, and community. She plans in-depth professional development and works closely with teachers on a regular basis to find innovative ways to design, differentiate, and adapt high quality projects to maximize authentic learning for every student in the room.