Astacia was born and raised in Northeast Ohio, and moved to sunny Arizona in 2006. For the past 15 years, she has let her passion for children and the need for access to high quality education direct her career and life’s mission. After years of directing and managing accredited corporate preschools, Astacia decided to put down some roots and she purchased Here We Grow Learning Center in beautiful Fountain Hills. She became involved with the FHPTO last year when her daughter started Kindergarten at McDowell Mountain Elementary School, and loved seeing the immediate impact the PTO was able to make in the lives of the children and teachers of the district. Astacia is excited and hopeful about this 2015-2016 school year, and looks forward to serving the Fountain Hills community as McDowell Mountain’s Vice President.