Dr. Dean Blase (she/her), EdLD, is the deputy director of education at AMS. She is a veteran educator, serving in many capacities: as an AMS secondary credentialed former teacher and principal at Clark Montessori, a former assistant superintendent, and a principal supervisor. She specializes in imagining systems that increase human capacity and joy. At AMS, Dean oversees the day-to-day integration of four AMS areas that are integral to AMS adult learners: Teacher Education, Professional Development, Equity, and Engagement. She will also liaise with the AMS Research Committee.