I am fortunate to call High Tech High North County home. My time here began in August 2011 when I was warmly welcomed to complete my student teaching. Becoming an integral part of this community happened faster than I imagined and I was able to continue my work as an Academic Coach for three semesters after my student teaching was completed. I stepped away in April of 2013 when my daughter, Sammie Bee, was born. In August of that year the opportunity came for me to be a full-time Spanish teacher, and I have loved this chapter of my professional life for the last five years. In October of 2013 my husband James and I welcomed our son, Owen, to our family. There are people who believe in the work I do for our students, their families, and our community, and that is what brought me to my newest role at HTHNC, Dean of Students.