Nancy Hughes spent the last 10 years as K-12 Mathematics Coordinator at Olathe Public Schools, the largest school district in the Kansas City region, where responsibilities included providing professional development for mathematics teachers in all grade levels. Prior to Olathe, Hughes taught middle school math in Kansas City area public and private schools. Hughes has presented on math topics at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Kansas City Area Teachers of Mathematics, and Kansas Area Teachers of Mathematics conferences. Hughes also directed the Kauffman Foundations K-16 Professional Development Program. Hughes has a BS from Kansas State University and a MS in curriculum and instruction from Kansas University.