Kate Riley-Hayman graduated from Washington College in 2004 with a degree in Sociology. From there, she went to Drexel University to study Education and Instruction. After completion of her master’s degree, Kate went to work teaching elementary school. As part of her time as a teacher, Kate has participated in the MSPP STEM Fellowship, the Washington College Teaching American History field school and the MapStory teaching fellowship. Kate has been the recipient of the MSET Outstanding Educator Using Technology award for the past two years. Currently, Kate works closely with the GIS office to extend GIS and STEM education in the elementary classroom. She serves the office as an educational consultant, designing online professional development for teachers in Kent and Queen Anne’s counties.