Before becoming director of Bridge Elementary, Lani served as the Board Chair and founding board member of Bridge. Lani has worked in both traditional district schools and charter schools. She has nearly 20 years experience as a special education teacher and director, charter school director, charter school start-up specialist and education specialist for a charter school service provider. Creating a learning environment that empowers young students to take ownership of their learning has been Lani's dream for many years. Lani is a Roy native (go Royals) and bringing Roy's first charter school to her hometown has helped fulfill her dream. In her spare time Lani loves to hike, bike, paddle board, ski, and hang out with her grandkids.