Ann Stafford’s academic background includes graduate study at Southern Cross University, Australia, the University of Chicago, and Clemson University. She received a Master’s degree from Duke University and an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her professional experience includes teaching and administrative roles in K-5 classrooms and supervision in the areas of mathematics, gifted, early childhood, and remedial as well as teaching and research positions at Clemson University. She has led in the writing and development of Early Childhood and Mathematics Curricula for the School District of Oconee County, South Carolina. Ann has received numerous professional awards and grants for outstanding contributions to the region and state for mathematics and leadership. She was the leader in the implementation and classroom applications of Mathematics Recovery in the USA and currently is an academic consultant.