Cathy Sander Matthesen has worked in the field of education for 20+ years as a classroom teacher, mentor, and coach in both the public and private sectors. She obtained her BA in Spanish from Framingham State University, Framingham, MA and the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City. She received her Elementary Certification from Black Hills State University. Cathy has a MA degree in Leadership in Reading from the University of Sioux Falls. She presently serves as a Learning Specialist at Technology and Innovation in Education (TIE) in Rapid City, SD as support to area teachers and districts in many discipline areas and school-wide growth.