Dr. Cathy Moak is the Project Manager for Professional Development for UT Austin GEAR UP. Dr. Moak served as the Educator Outreach Coach for the Texas GEAR UP State grant, where she provided professional development and onsite instructional support in behavior management, project based learning, differentiated instruction, instructional strategies, technology integration, and much more. She was previously a component director for School Transformation and Digital Learning at Education Service Center Region 6, where she founded the EduHero Project, an online training site for educators. Dr. Moak taught at both Texas A&M University and Sam Houston State University. She later went on to become a curriculum writer for the Texas Education Service Curriculum Collaborative and a professional training developer focused on mathematics and project-based learning. Her current interests include behavior management and Algebra 1 for All. Dr. Moak grew up in both McGregor and Groesbeck and now lives on a ranch outside Huntsville with her husband Sam and their two sons, Jake and Billy.