Cathy Poethke has an Associate in Science Degree from Corning Community College, in Corning, NY, and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the State University of New York at Albany, in Albany, NY. For 21 years, she taught public school in upstate New York, West Berlin, Germany (Department of Defense Dependents Schools), and Texas (Dallas ISD and Lewisville ISD). Her additional teaching experiences include adult continuing education and pre-school computer classes. Cathy and her husband enjoy spending their time with their two adult daughters, three dogs, and four cats. Cathy has been involved with many community activities, including Girl Scouts, Greater Lewisville United Way, and Denton County Aggie Moms Club. She believes teaching is an adventure, as each day is different.