Carla Beeman enjoyed 30 fulfilling years working for the R-7 Lee’s Summit School District in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She taught mathematics to grades 7-12, and spent most of those years teaching Pre-Algebra and Algebra. She was the lead teacher for the math department for many years and received the Excellence in Teaching Award/Teacher of the Year nomination in 1995. After retiring, Carla returned to her alma mater in 2016 to teach mathematics education and general mathematics courses. She earned her B.S.E. and M.S. at Central Missouri State University (UCM).