Co-founder and Director of Professional Development at MEC, Patty Lofgren is recognized nationally as an expert teacher and professional development leader. She was a 1992 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching. Patty spent 21 years as a K-8 classroom teacher, dedicated to offering powerful mathematics to her students. In addition, she served in a variety of leadership and staff development capacities at the local, state and national levels and is widely recognized for her work in the area of mathematics performance assessment.

Patty currently works with teachers and administrators in pursuit of mathematical excellence in schools. As Director of Professional Development, Patty focuses on leadership development, and the creation and implementation of materials and courses that support teachers and administrators.