Gina Balsamo Wyman received her B.A. in philosophy from Skidmore College and her Ed.M. in elementary education from Smith College. She has taught kindergarten through fourth grade in the Greenfield Public Schools and at Hilltown Cooperative Charter School. Since 2007, she has been working with student teachers as a program supervisor at Smith. She has also coordinated the summer program for incoming M.A.T. students at Smith.