Frank started his career as a teacher in alternative education. His classrooms have included group homes, drug rehabilitation centers, hospitals, community spaces, and young people’s homes. For the past seven years, Frank managed education and mentoring programs for young people involved with the juvenile justice system in Maryland. Frank is driven by a belief that all students deserve the best educational resources and opportunities available.
Frank graduated from American University with an MA in English. He is completing a Ph.D. in Language, Literacy & Culture from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Frank’s work is on rhetorics of transformation: how centering the experiences of youth workers and young people leads to organizational and systemic change in education.