Ann A. Kennedy, Ph.D., joined the Dream Project Board in 2016. She is a teacher at Arlington Community High School and an adjunct professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. She has been GMU’s CEHD Alumnus of the Year, Greater Washington Reading Council’s Teacher of the Year, and a Fulbright Scholar. Her educational travels have taken her to Jamaica, Guatemala, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cuba; she is active in international organizations that encourage educational opportunities for women in Senegal and Liberia. Her current research focuses on the development and acceleration of academic skills for adolescent and young adult English learners to prepare them for post-secondary education.