Joyce Adgate is Mathematics Achievement Coach at Children First Network 563 a group of 22 public schools in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Queens. Joyce works to build the instructional capacity of teacher teams and teacher coaches through coaching, designing and delivering in-school and network-wide professional development, and collaborating on instructional support plans with building leaders. She also leads teachers in aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment to the Common Core Standards and Danielson Framework. As a teacher, Joyce was a grade team leader, founder of the National Honor Society at he school, and presenter at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting. She aspires to lead an innovative school in an urban setting that fosters the growth of both learners and teachers and promotes equity for all students.