Michael-Ann Cerniglia is a Senior School history teacher at Sewickley Academy, an independent school north of Pittsburgh, PA, where she teaches grades 9-12 history and global studies. In addition to teaching responsibilities, she also serves on several faculty committees including Sewickley Academy's Curriculum Leadership Team and Diversity Committee; and she serves as a faculty advisor to student clubs including the Islamic Culture Club and the Environmental Club.  Michael-Ann has presented at the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) and National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) conferences on global literature in the classroom, social media, and teaching the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Michael-Ann is an avid traveler and, through educational grants and professional development opportunities, since 2008 has traveled to Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, China, Qatar, and Israel.  She also serves as her school's representative to the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS) and is an alumna of UPITT's National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) Seminar, serving on their Board of Advisors. In July 2014, Michael-Ann began teaching the Seminar in Global Issues through the University of Pittsburgh and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, a program for globally-engaged high school students.  She is passionate about global experiences in teaching, literature, film, technology, communication, and travel; and she has a particular interest in Middle Eastern culture and history. She resides in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and two daughters.