Patty Graner served as Director of Professional Development at the KUCRL for more than a dozen years. She retired in 2019 and is currently living in Florida, consulting on independent professional development projects. She has been a SIM professional developer since 1988. She was a classroom teacher for students with disabilities in Pennsylvania and Florida; a district resource teacher, district program planner, and a professional development specialist in Palm Beach County, Florida schools. A founding member of the Strategic Learning Center in Seattle with responsibility for professional development and practice integration, Patty was also the Assistant Director of Education for Casey Family Programs. Her professional interests are inservice and preservice professional learning, secondary literacy, and adolescents with disabilities.