When Dr. Wilmot graduated from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy in 1996, she envisioned leading a school’s efforts to teach children through innovative curriculum design and implementation. In 1998, she started as a high school math teacher in NY and then continued to teach math at Los Altos High School. Dr. Wilmot left the classroom to receive her Ph.D. in Education from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. Her research mainly focused on measuring and evaluating students’ procedural knowledge and conceptual understanding in mathematics. As a past administrator for the county and Palo Alto Unified School District, she has applied her research in classrooms and supported school leaders and teachers in their efforts to focus on academic growth and make learning more visible in order to improve student learning.