Nina Safane is Director of Special Education, Director of Health and Wellness, and co-founder of Girls Athletic Leadership School in Denver, Colorado. GALS focuses on integrating health and wellness into a curriculum and school day. The school draws on the connection between the brain and the body to optimize academic success and personal development. Serving a widely diverse community, GALS reaches students in grades 6- 8 from all socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds as well as geographic location and academic need and interest. After three successful years and with Nina’s support, GALS is moving to its own location and will be adding a high school in the coming years. Nina looks forward to being a school leader that helps bring her school to its potential.