Emily earned a Master of Education degree in Teaching and Learning from Southeastern University and has spent the last 20 years working with students in the role of a high school principal, teacher and director of Student Leadership Academy. She holds the firm belief that this generation is more than capable of greatly impacting our culture for Jesus and has seen firsthand what can be accomplished when a young person fully understands their abilities and worth. She now has been given the incredible opportunity to serve as the SLU Executive Director and is super excited to work closely with students as they embark on their leadership development journey. Emily has been married to the love of her life, Gene, for over 25 years and they have two amazing boys, Joshua and Jacob. They love taking adventures together as a family and can often be found hiking in the mountains somewhere or reading the latest leadership book.