Gloria Simpson has been a substitute teacher for Arlington Public Schools for the past seven years. Before teaching, she worked for 14 years in clinical research and public health policy. Her most recent work, on behalf of The National Institutes of Health, focused on policies affecting youth, and on teaching teens about media literacy, policy awareness and advocacy. Gloria has a Bachelor of Science in biology from The College of William and Mary, a Master of Science in cell biology from George Mason University, and a Master of Public Health from The George Washington University. Her favorite subjects include algebra, geometry, literature, biology and theater. She has two children attending Arlington high schools. Gloria enjoys attending local high school theater productions, and spending time with her family and rambunctious dog Leona.