Kathleen (Kayle) Hertz earned her Master of Science in Mathematics Education from UW-River Falls, and her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from UW-Stevens Point. Because her family moved often over the years, she also attended UW-Baraboo/Sauk County for a year, and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis for two years.
Kayle has been teaching at the Baraboo/Sauk County branch campus for 20 years. Before coming to the University of Wisconsin system, Kayle was in the U.S. Navy, worked for the Minnesota Legislature as a proofreader for statutes, and worked for the U.S. Postal Service.