My name is Ainsley Pilz. I am currently a Senior at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York. My major is Mathematics with a pursuit of certification in Childhood Education 1-6 and Special Education. Prior to attending Mount Saint Mary College, I attended and received my Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education Birth-6 with a major in Mathematics from SUNY Ulster. I recently completed my student teaching placements in the Kingston City School district. My first placement was in a 4th grade co-taught class. My second placement was in a 2nd-4th grade non-graded special education class. I have been dreaming of becoming a teacher since I was in 4th grade where I met the teacher who inspired me to educate children in mathematics. I am currently a member of the education honor society, Kappa Delta Pi. I will be graduating in May 2017 and pursuing my Master's degree at SUNY New Paltz with an expected graduation date of August 2018.