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 Palmer School, a private K-8 school in Walnut Creek. She spent 29 years there, teaching primarily middle schoolers in math and English composition and was an instrumental architect in their outstanding middle school program. She has 3 children, one just graduated from UCSD, one is attending Cal and one is serving in the Navy as a corpsman. While her family brings her the utmost joy, teaching runs a close second.