Dr. Eisele holds a BS degree in speech pathology, a MS degree in mathematics education, and a PhD in Elementary education with a mathematics concentration. She received her degrees from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana. Rita has more than 20 years teaching experience. She taught at Sacred Heart Elementary School in Terre Haute, Indiana State University, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington. She began teaching at NMSU-A in Fall 2009.