Constance D. Casserly has over 30 years of experience as an English Language Arts teacher in middle and high schools. She has taught Journalism, Creative Writing, and English. For thirteen years, she was responsible for her high school's award-winning literary and art magazine as well as the monthly high school newspaper. Before moving to public schools, Casserly taught in an alternative secondary school for behaviorally disadvantaged adolescents, an adolescent psychiatric hospital, and a boys correctional institution. Casserly is the author of the young adult novel, A Fine Line. She has written several lesson plans published by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).