Mrs. Flanagan grew up in small town in southwestern Virginia. She received bachelor's degrees in health and biology from the University of Richmond and in elementary education from Virginia Commonwealth University. Mrs. Flanagan loves nature, wildlife, and outdoor activities including hiking with her dog and husband. She is passionate about helping students see and experience the world, and she gets great satisfaction from watching them grow and improve in the classroom. Mrs. Flanagan was attracted to High Point Academy by the deep sense of family and community, which reminds her of her educational experiences from her own hometown.