Stephen Ritz is a South Bronx educator, innovator, and author. Stephen was named a Top 10 Finalist for the prestigious $1m Global Teacher Prize in 2015. His recently released book with lauded health and wellness publisher, Rodale Books, aptly titled, The Power of a Plant, hit number one best seller on Amazon. Affectionately known as “America’s Favorite Teacher,” Stephen’s work has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, TNT, Disney, and NPR. He was also featured in the film adaptation of Michael Pollan’s best-selling book, In Defense of Food, NPR’s All Things Considered, ABC’s The Chew and The Rockefeller Foundation’s Food for Thought.