I am the Academic Dean here at Boltz. I wear many hats in this role, but all of those hats I wear allow me to act as an advocate/liaison for our students and our staff in a variety of academic areas. For one, I am the Gifted and Talented (GT) Program coordinator; I work with the GT Team of teachers and all GT students on their ALP goals throughout the year. I'm also the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Coordinator which allows me to work with the staff to find, track, and implement behavior and academic interventions to help all of our Phoenix succeed. In addition, I support our teachers by acting as a hub for Read Plans, and I also am the School Assessment Coordinator. Before I became a part of the Leadership Team, I was a Language Arts teacher. I've taught English at Blevins, Boltz, and Wellington Middle Schools, and I was formerly the GT Coordinator at Kinard Middle School as well. For those of you keeping track, I actually did my student teaching here at Boltz in the Spring of 1995. I've been a Phoenix for a good, long while. Go red and gold!