Patti Drawdy, a National Board Certified Teacher since 2002, is a learner and leader who seeks to spark curiosity for joyful, deep learning. After 33 years as a public school teacher, instructional coach, and curriculum specialist in high-poverty schools, she is now a Cognitive Coaching trainer with Thinking Collaborative and a consultant for mathematics learning in grades K–12. She worked with a statewide NSF Systemic Initiative to change math and science education in South Carolina, served on the SC Leaders of Mathematics Education board, reviewed federal grants, and developed pilot items for state assessments. Patti co-wrote and managed a five-year federal Math Science Partnership (MSP) grant which increased mathematics, science, and special education teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge. With teaching and coaching experiences at elementary, middle, high school, and post-secondary levels, Patti desires to nurture learning spaces that develop curious, compassionate, and confident thinkers and problem solvers. She tweets @PattiDrawdy.