Alizay Furtado is a twelfth year teacher at Emily Griffith High School in Denver. She works with at-risk 17-21 year olds in the GED Plus program. She serves as the Denver Classroom Teacher Association building representative, and was elected one of the 2017 NEA delegates. She is also the Team Specialist for her department, and sits on the School Leadership Team. Alizay has a Bachelor's Degree in English and Teaching from The University of Findlay. She is currently pursuing a Master's in Public Administration from The University of Colorado at Denver.