Dr. Janice Porter

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Dr Janice Porter is an experienced instructional leader with numerous years serving as a principal, teacher and director in both traditional and non- traditional school systems. She has worked for Burnsville Eagan Savage Schools for the past twenty years as a teacher and currently serves as the principal at the Burnsville Alternative School.  She has co-authored five books, and co-founded a charter school in Minneapolis called, Friendship Academy of the Arts which was honored as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2016-17.  She earned her doctorate in education from Bethel University.

Janice is passionate about helping students learn.  She believes in high academic expectations for all students regardless of their circumstances, and she believes every child can reach their full potential and excel academically, emotionally and socially in a caring and nurturing environment.