Levi Patrick is a 7th generation Oklahoman who taught 8th-grade math, Algebra 1, and Geometry in Putnam City and Oklahoma City Public Schools. Patrick holds his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education from Oklahoma State University and his Master’s Degree in Instructional and Academic Leadership from the University of Oklahoma.
He gained experience as an instructional coach and curriculum writer while working as a Mathematics Specialist at the K20 Center for Education and Community Renewal at the University of Oklahoma. He most recently worked at the Oklahoma State Department of Education for more than eight years. During this time, Patrick served as the Director of Computer Science and Secondary Mathematics and, most recently, the Assistant Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. There, he implemented research-practice partnerships and networked improvement communities to design, actualize, and sustain practice- and policy-based solutions to improve equitable access to excellent educational experiences.
He has served in leadership roles for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics, and has served recently as a panelist on the National Academy of Education Forums on COVID-19 and Inequities in Education. In 2019, Patrick received the State Leadership Service Award in Mathematics presented by the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics. He co-authored national position papers including “Building STEM Education on a Sound Mathematical Foundation” (2018), “STEM4: The power of collaboration for change” (2018), and “Continuing the Journey: Mathematics Learning 2021 and Beyond (2021).
His wife, Roslyn, and 3-year-old daughter, Ruby, moved to Tulsa in June to begin his new role as the Executive Director of the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance. The STEM Alliance aims to build broad, deep, and innovative STEM pathways for all students to access high-impact careers.