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One of the foundational tenets of the Universal College-Aley has been the growth and development of each individual team member. Walter Day, UCA’s founding director, established a distributive leadership model that has led the way for continued strong leadership at the school. Simply stated, UCA has built a culture of opportunities for team members to grow, develop and have their unique skill sets utilized in meaningful ways that improve the organization.  For example, Janna Chehayeb’s journey at UCA has seen her develop into a leadership position as Upper Elementary Principal and Interim Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, having started at the school as a classroom teacher. “UCA identified my abilities and welcomed my creativity, initiatives and proposals. By doing so, I was given the opportunity to develop and expand in the roles I was selected for,” remarked Janna. Similarly, Farah Sayegh, Secondary Math Coordinator has completed her professional and research Master's degrees in teaching Math for High School and is in her second year of completing her PhD in Math Education. She shared, “The family atmosphere that is present in UCA helps every member of the team to flourish. UCA leadership believed in me and were watching my performance closely. After they discovered my potential, they didn't miss an opportunity to help me grow!”