Board Of Directors

Cathy Burton,



Cathy is a mother and grandmother who strongly believes that today’s child needs to be provided any and all available tools to be successful.  This includes a strong family base for love, support and guidance.  This also includes an education which provides them the fundamental skills needed to enter the workforce and pursue higher education.  It is a fact that our children are struggling with the basic concepts of reading, writing and arithmetic.  Math especially has become a challenge that needs to be hurdled.  With this goal in mind, Math Way to Excellence was founded to make math a fun, stimulating, and accessible.    


Christina Thompson,

Executive Coordinator



Christina Thompson is the youngest daughter of Cathy Burton. When her mom decided to start Math Way to Excellence, she was on board from the beginning and eager to help. Christina graduated from Saint Louis University in 2014 with a bachelor of science in Health Information Management. She also is a certified registered health information administrator. Christina has always had a passion for working with the youth. She is a youth leader at her church, a mentor for a youth organization and does various other volunteer work. Christina is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and currently active in the St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter. Christina loves to help others and loves staying busy.


Pertaining to Math Way to Excellence Christina serves as the executive coordinator. She helps in the brainstorming and planning of the organization. She believes that math is a crucial part of a child’s success and loves that there’s an organization such as Math Way that will teach and expose students to math in a fun way!



Tony Thompson,

Education Chair


Tony Thompson is an award-winning author, speaker, and entrepreneur. He attended Samford University as a student and Division I athlete, and graduated with a degree in Biology. Right after graduating, he began a new venture as the owner and principal of a private elementary school in St. Louis, MO. He served in this position for two years and resigned in June of 2016. During the two years, he was able to learn and grow in areas such as administration within education, business management, and working with parents, students and the community. Currently, Tony speaks to individuals across the United States, which includes Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, Fortune 500 companies, and Non-Profit Organizations (Religious and Non-Religious). 


Steven Dyson

Secretary/ Treasure



Steven Dyson is a retired military veteran, college graduate and accountant, will handle organizing the statistical data for monitoring the student's progress. He will also handle accountant duties.