Gretchen Pederson has been teaching math since 1989, and has been at SES since 2001. She has a BA from St. Thomas, and a degree in Math plus an MA in teaching from UW-River Falls. Before SES, she taught on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and in Osceola, Wisconsin. She enjoys showing students how math can be fun when it is understood. In math class, students are certain to get an honest answer to their questions, and learn about how math applies to their lives. She appreciates the independent spirit of students who choose to attend SES.