Mrs. Dean previously served as principal at New Mexico Connections Academy. She also served as the principal of Kino Junior High School, a campus with more than 1,000 students located in Arizona’s largest school district, Mesa Public Schools. Prior to that, she was principal at Gilbert Classical Academy, a nationally ranked campus within Gilbert Public Schools that offers a rigorous curriculum with a focus on college prep. Mrs. Dean has also been a teacher at both elementary and junior high levels, as well as an athletic director and assistant principal.
“Every child has unique educational needs, and every family has the right to choose an educational atmosphere that best meets those needs,” Mrs. Dean said. “I am excited to be part of Alabama Connections Academy, because virtual school allows me to work with parents and instructors to help our students achieve, and hopefully exceed, their academic expectations.”