David Foster is the executive director of the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative (SVMI) comprised of 45 member districts in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Besides the intensive work in California, SVMI consults across the country, including New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, Tennessee, and Georgia. SVMI is affiliated with programs at University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, and San Jose State University. David established SVMI in 1996, working as mathematics director for the Robert N. Noyce Foundation. Foster is the primary author of Interactive Mathematics: Activities, and Investigations, published by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 1994. David was a regional director for the Middle Grade Mathematics Renaissance, of the California State Systemic Initiative. David taught mathematics and computer science at middle school, high school, and community college for eighteen years. He also works part-time for San Jose State University. He is co-director of the Santa Clara Valley Math Project. He is also co-chair of the advisory committee of the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service/Balanced Assessment. He is a consultant to the Urban Math Leadership Network that works with the 25 largest school districts in America.