Cathy Battles, who joined the RPDC in 2008, has over 30 years’ experience as a high school math teacher. In addition to classroom instruction, Cathy served as the lead math teacher in her high school and as the secondary math specialist for the district. Cathy also has served as a member of the Missouri GLE/CLE writing team, president of the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and MCTM contest chair. Cathy has her Master’s in mathematics education. In her time as an RPDC consultant, Cathy has been a MAP Regional Instructional Facilitator, math consultant, PLC/data team facilitator, Mathematics Common Core certified trainer, and has presented and facilitated numerous professional development events at the regional, state, and national levels. Cathy has worked closely to customize training and support for numerous districts in our area including Lee’s Summit, Independence, North Kansas City, Smithville, Raytown, and Kansas City Public Schools.