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I began my career at Explorer in 2005 as the K-5 Science teacher, transitioned to teach 5th graders, was the assistant principal for 8 years and have been the principal for the past 2 years. I have been married to my husband, Brandon, for 13 years. We have 2 children, Olivia, who will be starting 1st grade in the fall and our son, Jackson, who will be turning 2 in September.  I love to travel and explore the world. Some of my favorite places I have visited are South Africa, Swaziland, South Korea, and Kenya. I also lived in Colombia South America when I was younger. Making fun experiences for kids is a passion of mine, so you may see me in costume or doing fun competitions for the staff and kids throughout the year. We have a very involved parent community, which I love, because raising a child involves a true partnerships with families. I believe that every person that walks into our building has value and it is our job to invest in the lives of others and get to know their stories.