Elaine Scudder-Walters is native Midtown Memphian and a graduate of Rhodes College. She has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Alabama where she received the Dean’s Merit Prize. She also worked as an Assistant Poetry Editor for The Black Warrior Review. A teacher with the Memphis City and Shelby County Schools since 2003, she currently teaches CLUE at Snowden, a school attended by five generations of her family. She coaches the Wordsmith team, Snowden Drama Club, and Snowden Film Club. For five years, she created and taught curriculum for CLUE Camp on subjects ranging from poetry to comic books to Archeology. She’s been a guest of the River City Scribes and the recipient of several teaching awards.