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Candice Dagnino


Candice Dagnino

Current Position: High School Director, Uplift Luna Preparatory 
 
Previous Position:   Middle School Spanish Teacher, Primary Special Education Teacher, Assistant English Professor at the Federal University of Pará, Belém, Brazil

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Portuguese, University of Arizona; Master of Arts in Teaching, Johns Hopkins University; Master of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Favorite Quote:  “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” –Nelson Mandela

Contact: cdagnino@uplifteducation.org

 
Kristina Nitahara

Kristina Nitahara

Current Position: Middle School Director, Uplift Luna Preparatory 

Previous Position:  MYP Dean, Uplift Heights Preparatory 
 
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Wheaton College; Master of Education in Urban School Leadership, Southern Methodist University

Favorite Quote: "You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose."- Dr. Seuss

Contact: knitahara@uplifteducation.org
 

karen

Karen Aikman

Current Position: Primary Director, Uplift Luna Preparatory

Previous Position: Principal, Rockwall ISD

Education: Bachelor of Education, Baylor University; Master of Education, Texas A&M Commerce

Favorite Quote: "Leap and the net will appear."- Zen saying

Contact: kaikman@uplifteducation.org

Thalia Shaw

 Thalia Shaw 

Current Position: Operations Director, Uplift Luna Preparatory

Previous Position:  

Education: 

Favorite Quote:

Contact: tshaw@uplifteducation.org
 
 
 
Victoria Margolin

Victoria Margolin

Current Position: Middle School Dean of Scholars, Uplift Luna Preparatory 

Previous Position:  6th grade humanities teacher, Uplift Luna Preparatory 

Education: Bachelor of Arts in History, The University of Texas at Austin

Favorite Quote: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” –Nelson Mandela

Contact: vmargolin@uplifteducation.org
 
 

tibbets

Michael Tibbets

Current Position: MYP Dean, Uplift Luna Preparatory

Previous Position: Lead Teacher, Friars Point Elementary (MS)

Education: Bachelor of Arts in International Political Economy

Favorite Quote: "Fort the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack."- Rudyard Kipling

Contact: mtibbets@uplifteducation.org
 
chloe

Chloe LaFrance

Current Position: PYP Dean, Uplift Luna Preparatory

Previous Position: 3rd Grade/Exemplar Teacher, Uplift Luna Preparatory

Education: B.A., St. Lawrence Univeristy

Favorite Quote: "A good teacher is like a candle- it consumes itself to light the way for others."-Unknown

Contact: clafrance@uplifteducation.org
 
Last Modified on August 28, 2013