Mark Pickering is a graduate of Wheaton College with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and minor in Bible. He also holds a Master of Science in Instructional Technology from the University of Houston Clear Lake. Additionally, Mr. Pickering has completed all coursework and a dissertation proposal towards a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Mathematics Education from the University of Louisville. Mr. Pickering taught mathematics, Bible, Spanish, world history, and physics for Hillcrest School in Jos, Nigeria, where he and his wife lived for close to four years. He has also held teaching positions with Jefferson County Public School in Louisville, KY, specifically DuPont Manual High School and Olmsted South Academy. He currently resides in Johnson City, TN with his wife and their two children. Currently Mr. Pickering is homeschooling their children via a Christian, classical curriculum. When he is not teaching or with his family, Mr. Pickering is rooting for Chicago sports teams or enjoying the beautiful hiking spots in east Tennessee.