Patrick Wnek is the executive director of the North East Florida Educational Consortium. NEFEC serves 13 rural school districts, PK Yonge Developmental Research School at the University of Florida, and the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. The mission of NEFEC is to help member districts cooperatively meet their educational goals and objectives by providing programs and services that individual districts would not be able to provide as effectively or as economically when acting alone. He works closely with the College Board Florida Partnership to prepare students for college and career success. Patrick has served as assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, principal, assistant principal, and classroom teacher. As a graduate instructor, he works with aspiring leaders from across the state. He currently serves on the advisory board for the Florida Organization of Instructional Leaders. He graduated from the University of Florida with an Ed.D. degree in Educational Leadership. His passion includes working with diverse educational partners to provide educational opportunities for all students.