Pat Sprinkle, a son of the rust belt, is a 13th year, 11th and 12th grade social studies teacher at the NYC Lab School for Collaborative Studies in New York, N.Y. Throughout his career, Pat has served on the national advisory board for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, National Constitution Center, and the National Humanities Center. In addition, Pat was selected as New York’s James Madison Fellow in 2013, and a National Teaching Fellow by C-SPAN and the Pulitzer Center in 2021.