Mrs. Cassie was born in Southern California but has lived her entire adult life in the Bay Area. She graduated from Cal State Hayward and shortly after began teaching at a private, K-8 school in Walnut Creek for 29 years. She taught primarily middle schoolers in math and English composition and was an instrumental architect in their outstanding middle school program. For the last several years, Mrs. Cassie has operated as director of Noble Learning Academy. She has been married for 35 years and has 3 children. Her youngest son is attending UC Berkeley, her daughter recently graduated from UCSD, and her oldest son is serving in the Navy as a corpsman. While her family brings her the utmost joy, teaching runs a close second.