Beth Jaeger is the Project Manager for the Distance Learning Project at the National Research Center on Rural Education Support. Her professional background includes twenty-three years as a classroom teacher at rural schools in North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, and Nevada. She served four years as part of the Outstanding Nevada Educators (ONE) Cadre, made up of practicing and retired teachers and principals, providing assistance to Title I schools. Upon moving to North Carolina, she assisted the research department at a non-profit organization that helps students who struggle with learning. Her interests include live music, independent films, and reading. Beth received her B.S. degree in education from Valley City State University in North Dakota.