Elizabeth Berg has been involved in education for over 30 years shes been a teacher, researcher, curriculum developer, and has now been a principal for over 10 years. Cindee Will has been a principal for several years. Before that she was an assistant principal for 8 years, and then for 10 years before that was a teacher and teacher trainer. Cindee has also received many awards and distinctions including a local teacher of the year award in 2003, and a School of Excellence award for the school years of 2010 - 2011, 2011 - 2012, and 2012 - 2013. Deborah Cole has been involved in the charter school movement in Colorado Springs for over 20 years, including as a founder and board member of a local charter academy here. She has also been a consultant, and at one point in her career worked in the Congressional offices on Capitol Hill.