Beverly Glienke is a graduate research assistant working with the National Research Center on Rural Education Support. She received both her B.S. degree in Mathematics and French and her M.A.T. degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She taught mathematics at the high school level for five years before entering the Ph.D. program in Educational Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her research interests include adolescent development and motivation within mathematics education. Beverly is from a small town in the mountains of North Carolina and is excited to be a part of this project.