Clare Russell is a Rhetoric and Composition instructor interested in theories and pedagogies that benefit a diverse variety of writing students. Clare continually strives to make connections between what she studies and what she practices in her classroom. She has piloted Stretch Composition programs at two different institutions and taken any and all pedagogy courses offered during her masters and doctoral programs. Clare's teaching style is best described as a writing about writingapproach, with an emphasis on genre awareness theory. Ask her about contract grading and how it has improved both her teaching and her relationship with her students! She is also prepared to discuss the following subjects at any time: teaching, cats, food, science fiction, hip-hop, her homestate of New Mexico, and her current favorite podcast.