Nancy thrives on genuine, honest conversations about choices and perceptions that influence the learning process.  She completed her doctorate in Education and Leadership studies in 2006 from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, a pursuit of deep commitment to this process and the evolution of “thought experiments.” Nancy also earned her MA in Counseling and her special education certifications from St. Louis University. As a student of learning, Nancy brought similar goals and insights to her 25 years of teaching in the St. Louis County public schools in Missouri. Since her arrival in Wisconsin, Nancy has explored new choice points and addressed new challenges that come with travel and entertaining uncertainty. She has since discovered the beauty of the Wisconsin landscape and the power of walking the incredible Dane County parks with her 2 dogs and her husband. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading, and renovating her home.