Like all teachers at Wilson Hill, Kaye begins every class with prayer. However, before they move into their lessons, her students recite a math catechism. The goal is for students to internalize God’s work in their world through math and to see the beautiful, good and true in this amazing subject. Occasionally, Kaye’s personal reading adventures allow her to meet up with mathematicians from ages past who agree to make guest appearances in her classroom to discuss a particularly riveting theorem or two. An excellent class day for Kaye is one in which her students have talked more about math than she has. When she hears excitement in their voices, when someone experiences an “Aha!” moment, or when a reticent student fearlessly asks a question— those are the best moments!
Kaye graduated from Harding University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, and holds a master’s degree in English from Tennessee Technological University. She brings a wealth of life experience to Wilson Hill as well as many years of teaching experience in private Christian schools, the public school system and online in both math and the humanities. She also served in the United States Army as a Russian linguist and homeschooled her sons (now grown).
First as a military brat and then as a spouse of an American soldier, Kaye has spent her life traveling the globe. She has an insatiable love of learning and spends most of her free time writing, reading and taking weekend trips to places off the beaten path. Currently, Kaye lives in Cookeville, Tennessee, with her family and their three dogs, Caesar, Brutus, and Cleo(patra). She is an active member of Collegeside Church of Christ in Cookeville and is involved in several of their ministries. Kaye serves Wilson Hill as a teacher and as an Academic Assistant on our Academics leadership team.