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Dean of Students and Theory of Knowledge
Cari grew up on Bainbridge Island, and earned her bachelor’s degree from Wellesley and her master’s degree from Lewis & Clark. Cari completed her certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards while teaching IB Psychology at Skyline High School in Sammamish. In 2016 she completed her Ph.D. in Education from Seattle Pacific University. Her dissertation explored the relationship between specific aspects of teacher professional development and student achievement. Cari is committed to honoring the student experience and advocating for their growth both as a person and a learner. Honing her students’ ability to thrive, grow, and learn are the fundamental tenets of her work across her many education roles and settings.