Patricia Hilliard has a PhD in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in urban education. Her rich and varied experiences in education include being a high school teacher, college career counselor, and university instructor. Her success with students stems from creating learning environments that encouraged intellectual curiosity, cultural competence, social responsibility and complex problem solving. Patricia has designed and delivered presentations at statewide conferences on topics ranging from integrating global perspectives into CTE curriculum to project-based learning. Currently, she is an education consultant and coach for RTI International.