Eric Cross is a 7th grade STEM teacher, grade level lead, and ed tech trainer for Albert Einstein Academies, International Baccalaureate schools in San Diego, CA. Eric earned a B.S. from Azusa Pacific University and M.Ed from the University of San Diego. He brings several years of experience working with at risk youth from underserved communities before becoming a middle school teacher. By building relationships with his students, colleagues, and community, he has become an empowered leader in and out of the classroom.