My family and I have been part of the Lafayette community since 1996 and the Montessori community since 2002. My husband, Dennis, and I have two very active and creative children who thrived in the MSGL environment. Aaron and Connor, currently 12th and 8th grades at WLJrSrHS, are alumni of Willow, the All Day Program and Elementary.  Both of the boys love to investigate, research, and learn new things; I credit this to their Montessori education. Dennis and I moved to Indiana in 1996 when he started graduate school.  After finishing his degree, he started a company in the Purdue Research Park and we made West Lafayette our home.  My work experience has ranged from research scientist and compliance officer with Eli Lily, stay at home mother, and, after earning a second graduate degree, a science educator at Frankfort High School.  Entangled in this timeline was time spent on the MSGL Board of Directors, including several years as president.  I have been asked to once again serve on the board to bring in historical perspective and guidance.  I look forward to working with the MSGL community and helping the school prepare for the future.