Nancy Highbarger grew up in a college town, the daughter of a college professor and subsequent administrator, so an interest in education seems to be in her blood. She began her 20-year legal career at a law firm in Washington, DC and then moved to California to serve as in-house counsel for Amdahl Corporation. She retired to be full-time mom to her two adopted children, volunteering extensively in their schools, serving twice on the board of Mulberry School, and bringing parent education programs to the Los Gatos public schools. Social emotional learning was a touchpoint in each of these experiences.
Nancy has an AB from Harvard University and a JD from Boston University. She lives with her husband in Los Gatos and considers herself a life-long learner.