Christine Ferris M.S.ed. is a veteran educator who has worked in public, private, and charter schools since 1989. She founded and led Our Community School, a K-8 charter school in Los Angeles CA from 2005 to 2013. In 2009 the school was recognized as the charter school of the year in CA for their progress toward narrowing the achievement gap. Since moving to Denver in 2013, Ms. Ferris has worked as a consultant for several charter schools both locally and nationally. Ms. Ferris has a husband and two teenage children, one entering college in Seattle and the other starting high school at GALS charter school in Denver. She is honored and excited to be the new Executive Director of Highline Academy.