I began teaching math at Louisburg Middle School in 1996. I had my first child in 1997 and transitioned to an in-home daycare and personal tutoring service for the next 15 years working with all ages in the math and sciences. To return to the classroom in some form, in 2008 I began working as an adjunct math teacher at Flint Hills Technical College and in 2012, I went back to full time teaching middle and high school math and business at Hartford Jr-Sr High. My current position is Math Strategist for Emporia High School. Regardless of age, I have found most students struggle with the many of the same concepts in math. I enjoy finding ways to make those concepts concrete, understandable, relative and attainable.