Cathy Seely has taught for 24 years in Arizona and Colorado. She began teaching elementary in Arizona, where all of her students lived on the Navajo Reservation. After 2 years, she returned to her home state of Colorado and began teaching in Bailey, Colorado. She lived and taught elementary and then middle school for 16 years. She has taught Social Studies at Shadow Ridge for 6 years both in 7th and 8th grades. She enjoys traveling, watching science fiction and spending time with her two Basset mix dogs.