As a graduate of both Durango High School and Fort Lewis College, Janae is a Durango local. She earned her BA in 2003 and a Masters in Education from Adam’s State in 2011. She began working in education in 2004, first as a bilingual aide and soon after as a Spanish teacher. She enjoys meeting new people and trying new things and as the Internship Coordinator for Animas High, Janae supports students to explore their own passions and loves connecting them with professionals near and far to dig deeper into their interests. Animas students are better prepared for the “real world” when given such real world opportunities! When Janae isn’t introducing people to each other, she enjoys running, mountain biking, backpacking, telly skiing, music and dancing, reading, and wandering the country in her van.