In addition to two decades as an entrepreneur, I have gained valuable experience from being a public educator. My educational experience includes earning licensure as an Elementary Educator, Secondary Teacher in Business and Marketing, Career and Tech Educator in Marketing, and School and District Administrator. My unique background in the private and public sectors has allowed me to view our educational system from economic, political, and social frames. As an educator, I feel an affirmative responsibility to ensure that every student succeeds at her highest level, regardless of resources or societal barriers. I believe in uplifting our students’ unique journeys rich in our community’s traditions and culture. In addition, I have 19 years of K-12 educational leadership experience ranging from being a sixth-grade teacher, college faculty in the Principal Licensure Program at the University of Colorado and Fort Lewis College, Board President of a large urban school district, Executive Director of a title one charter school, and most enjoyably as a Superintendent of two rural public school districts in Colorado.