Concetta Pilsner completed her B.A. in English Literature at New York University and obtained her M.A. in English Literature at Queens College with a Master’s thesis on the Incarnational poetry and poetics of Gerard Manley Hopkins. She presently teaches literature at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx where she continues to share her passion for literature, writing and learning. Concetta began her career as a grammar school teacher in 1987 and has continued to develop her skills in the classroom, adjusting to many audiences over the years. In 1997 she developed a writing program at St. Robert Bellarmine Grammar School for middle school students. For many years Concetta worked with ESL students from Eastern Europe at St. George High School in lower Manhattan, guiding students along the writing process while teaching theology. Although Concetta has served in administration as principal at St. Paul’s School and at The Montfort Academy as a Director of Girls, Chair of ELA and Admissions, she values most her experiences in the classroom with High School students.