Marthea (Marty) was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in Ripon, Wisconsin. She graduated from Carroll College with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. While teaching in the public school system of Villa Park, Illinois, she earned a Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Lewis University. Upon retiring from the public school system, she moved to McHenry, Illinois and then began tutoring students in several independent tutoring centers. She opened her own tutoring center, Academic Tutoring Plus Inc., in Crystal Lake, Illinois for ten years. She has served on the Illinois Dyslexic Board and has become recognized as an academic therapist in teaching multisensory programs. Her dedication to instructing students has spanned over fifty years. Marty continues to enjoy the privilege of tutoring at CLMS.