Patty Whitehouse teaches science and engineering in 1st through 6th grade at Goudy Technical Academy in Chicago, IL. She has been an educator for 25 years. Her classroom lab is also the site of the practicum experience for graduate and undergraduate students attending Loyola University’s Science Methods classes. She holds Masters Degrees in both Administration and Education, and double majored as an undergraduate in Biology and English. Patty is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University, teaching Science Methods for Elementary Teachers, and is also a member of the Development and Implementation team at Northwestern University’s Science in Society Science Summer Camp, a practicum-based professional development program for Chicago Public School (CPS) teachers. During the course of her teaching career, Patty has provided professional development for FOSS, STC, NGSS and has presented at National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and International Reading Association (IRA) conferences. Patty has partnered with the Next Generation Science Exemplar System for Professional Development (NGSX) to train teachers and administrators. Her writing credits include curriculum guides for several publishers and CPS, as well as over 100 books that introduce science and engineering to elementary school readers.