About the Author
Tierney Cahill teaches English to middle-school students and social studies to high-schoolers. She also tutors struggling students on her own time and coaches middle-school basketball and varsity softball. Formerly a Washoe County School District’s Multicultural Representative, she has served as an elected local, state, and national teachers’ union representive. In 2000, nominated by her students’ parents, Cahill was awarded the Best in Education Award from the Reno Gazette-Journal, as well as the Women’s Role Model Award from Nevada’s attorney general.