My name is Mike and I am high school math teachers. This will be my 16th year as a teacher. I was born and raised in Colorado while my mother was an elementary teacher in the same Public School District and tried her best to steer me away from the smaller income profession. I ended up getting a Finance Degree and spent 5 years as a Financial Analyst for an insurance company. I then decided money was not as important as pursuing a career that I cared about and decided to become a teacher.