Jolene Gleason has a M.S. degree in electrical engineering as well as B.S. degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics from Iowa State University. She was named ISU’s Outstanding Senior in Electrical Engineering in 1987. She worked as an electrical engineer for 15 years before becoming a full-time homeschool parent to her highly gifted son. Early in her career she also taught Power Systems Analysis and Technical Calculus at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. She currently teaches middle-school Competitive Math Training through the Edina Center for Academic Excellence and serves on the board of the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented. Jolene lives in Golden Valley, MN with her husband and 16-year-old budding rocket scientist.