Ann Butts is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She completed her Master of Science in Education in Illinois at Olivet Nazarene University in Curriculum and Instruction. She studied with Dr. Anita Copely, working on a Mathematics Collaborative team while she taught in Houston Independent School District. She is a member of the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics, and the Texas Council for Teachers of Mathematics. She has taught in a variety of educational settings in Michigan, Illinois, and Texas. Her love of foundational concepts in mathematics helps her inspire both students and Teachers. She has served as a classroom teacher for 11 years, as an Elementary Campus Math Specialist at Tomball Elementary for 8 years, and now works with grades PreK - 2nd Mathematics for Tomball ISD Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Department.