Ayanna Perry, PhD, is an Associate Director for the Teaching Fellows Program at the Knowles Teacher Initiative. She has been working in education for over 15 years. She has taught high school and college-level math education courses. In addition to her work as a teacher, she is also a teacher mentor and coach for high school science and math educators. Ayanna also co-authored both the secondary mathematics and secondary science book from the Five to Thrive series and is active in many professional organizations.