Patricia A. Russac is the Library Director and history teacher at Buckley Country Day School in Roslyn, New York, with over twelve years of experience. She is one of only 25 teachers to be selected by the National Association of Independent Schools as a Teacher of the Future for 2011-12, and a recipient of the school's Thomas J. Reid Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2013, she became a TED Educator with the publication of her animated video as part of TED Ed's Lessons Worth Sharing. The ASIDE blog on innovation design in education, which she started with her colleague, Mercer Hall, in 2011, was selected as one of EdTech Magazine’s top 50 Must Read K-12 IT Blogs for 2013. She received the Planet Orange Financial Literacy Grant from ING Direct, and the Curriculum Project Grant from the American Immigration Law Foundation. Her passion for helping learners become informationally, technologically, and media literate is evident in her continued upgrade of curricular learning. She also brings a wealth of experience as a practicing artist and in her education as an art historian. Patricia has presented on instructional design and curriculum at the International Visual Literacy Association, the National Council for the Social Studies, the Association for Middle Level Learning, the New York State Computers and Technologies in Education, and the NYSAIS Teaching with Technology conferences.