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Dr. Candelarie received her PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Denver. She spent the last 28 years in public education as an elementary and middle school teacher, elementary and middle school principal, and central office administrator. In 2014, she was recognized as the Colorado National Distinguished Principal for her work at Sanchez International School, a former turnaround school. Dr. Candelarie recently transitioned from the public school world to a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Denver. Her life’s work and research interests include breaking the cycle of poverty through education, school regeneration, turnaround leadership, parent and community engagement in schools, and leading equity and social justice practices in educational systems. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling off the beaten path, cooking, reading, getting outdoors in nature and yoga.