I am a mother of four grown children and have been teaching high school math since 2001. I live in the Raleigh-Durham area in North Carolina. I grew up in rural upstate New York, and moved to San Jose CA after graduating from high school. I attended San Jose State University earning a BS degree in Business Accounting. During my time at SJSU I met and married my husband. While our children were still young we moved across the country to NC and we have been here since 1990. When my youngest started elementary school I went back to school. I attended North Carolina State University part time for six years earning certification to teach secondary mathematics.