Patrick (Pat) Keeney, Director of College and Career Programs for our Managed Public Schools, is a career educator who has spent time in the classroom, consulting, launching a company, and with K12. Prior to his time in Product Management, Pat served for almost 7 years as part of the K12 Product Development group where he was the lead instructional designer on many high school math and science courses, and helped in designing games like X-germz. Prior to his time with K12, Pat was a consultant at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center where he worked with GOES satellites and deep-space astrophysics. In the late 1990s he founded an online education company. He also spent 17 years teaching in classrooms in Maryland and Pennsylvania, teaching high school mathematics and science, primarily physics. Pat’s interests range from basketball, a sport that he played and coached, to chess. Perhaps most importantly, Pat has also been a learning coach many years, and has seen the K12 experience from that perspective.