Abby Kail, M.A., earned her master’s degree from Northwestern University. Kail taught second grade for fourteen years and served as the Flexible Math Enrichment teacher at Avoca West, teaching gifted math and reading. Currently, Kail works as a math coach with the Erikson Early Math Collaborative, working on a special grant with the Chicago Public Schools. Kail has twice been nominated for Golden Apple teaching awards for her work in the classroom helping students grow, build their self-esteem, challenge students to their potential, and have fun while learning.