As a former Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction for Asheboro City Schools, Dr. Wendy Rich, supervised instructional practices which included assisting with data analysis and in the district. Dr. Rich has 30 years of experience in various capacities in public education, including leadership roles in national, statewide, and regional organizations. She has been involved as a writer and facilitator of mathematics professional development modules that have been shared across the state. Dr. Rich is the 2015 recipient of the W. W. Rankin Award for distinguished contributions in the area of mathematics education for North Carolina. Dr. Rich has also served on advisory boards for the TEAM II Project and the OPCHEM Project and has served on numerous committees and panels, such as the NCTM Editorial Panel for the 2004 Yearbook and as an NSF Teacher Enhancement Panel Reviewer in Washington, DC.