Denise Moller is a high school Social Studies/History teacher at the Bridge Academy Charter School in Bridgeport, Connecticut. While a Connecticut native, she lived in Louisiana for 24 years, during which time she earned her BA at Tulane University and her MA at the University of New Orleans. She taught in the New Orleans Public School system for 7 years, until Hurricane Katrina forced evacuation and relocation in 2005. After a year in Texas, she and her family moved to northern Louisiana where she continued to teach Social Studies/History. In 2016, she participated in the former Choices Teaching Fellows program, and used the additional understanding to introduce colleagues to the materials. Upon return to Connecticut in 2017, she worked at a regional magnet school and then at Bridge Academy. In 2021, she was part of the first cohort of teachers to implement the state’s African-American, Black, Puerto Rican, and Latino Studies course.