Linda August has been in education for 18 years. She earned a Master's degree in Counseling from New York University (NYU) and a School Building Leadership certificate from City University of New York, Baruch College. She started her educational work in a school in lower Manhattan (NYC). She thought she would be there for a couple of years and stayed there for twelve. It was at this school that she really learned something about education. She learned to be more patient, to laugh, and to work toward something she believed in. She learned that students thrive when adults are structured, believe in them, say sorry when they make mistakes and are flexible. She moved to CO in 2015 and worked in the same school for five years before coming to AAL. She has worked on the non-profit side of education, in youth development, student activities, teaching, advising, counseling and has administrative experience. The various roles have provided her a unique perspective of education. As the Principal of AAL, her goal is to help our students be successful by supporting the educators who work tirelessly in and out of the classroom. She is proud to work alongside such caring, dedicated people. When she is not working, she is with her husband and her two daughters, a 7-year old who is smarter than her and an 8-year old adopted child who is helping her find the resolve to forgive, grow and be more patient than she thought she was capable of. Random things: She is a triplet and any sitcom with people yelling at each other makes her laugh.