Mark Hannum holds his MS in Applied and Engineering Physics from George Mason University and his BA in Mathematics and Physics. He is an accomplished educator and physicist, and has over 20 years of experience teaching both in high school and at American University. He is an Albert Einstein Distinguished Fellow and is currently directing the Quantum Information and Optics research program at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST). With a fervent commitment to advancing science education, Mark has helped expand the access of high school students to Quantum across the country. He served as the K-12 Program Manager at the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). During his tenure, he played a pivotal role in numerous National Science Foundation (NSF) supported projects, focused on equipping teachers with the expertise to introduce quantum concepts to their students. Notably, Mark Hannum was one of the authors of the Key Concepts for Future Quantum Information Science and Engineering (QISE) learners, and he also contributed to the development of the Key Concepts Physics Frameworks.