Gayle grew up in Virginia but has lived across the United States and spent five years living with her husband and children in the Middle East. She has taught math in the USA and Kindergarten in the United Arab Emirates before coming to Kazakhstan. Gayle is certified to teach Pre K – 6 General Education, Pre K – 12 ESL, and 4 - 8 math. She has a Masters of Education in Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas Arlington. Gayle enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, camping, cooking, playing games, and blogging so her family back home can follow her adventures.