Fran Huntoon, a 2009 VMI graduate, is a mentor and instructor for the VMI. She is a former elementary school teacher who has taught mathematics to students from kindergarteners to sixth graders for over 25 years. As the math leader in her school, Fran led in-service workshops and worked to implement changes in instruction and curriculum. Along with her work at the VMI, Fran works with numerous schools and supervisory unions to improve mathematics instruction. Recently Fran has been working with OGAP (the Ongoing Assessment Project) as a presenter. As a mentor, Fran looks forward to working with other teachers as they strive to improve their teaching.