Joy Casey grew up in the Denver metro area and attended the University of Denver where she earned her bachelor's degree in International Business. Shortly after graduation, she enrolled back at the University of Denver in their combined licensure and master’s in education program. Joy landed her first job in education in School District 27J in Brighton Colorado as a middle school math teacher. Since then, she has taken on the role of an instructional coach with a focus on increasing student achievement in math classrooms across the district. As an instructional coach, Joy has ran numerous coaching cycles based on teacher goals and student evidence, has developed and ran learning lab cohorts at the building and district level, and has lead professional development centered around best practices.