Katie Leinenkugel


Katie Leinenkugel


Current Position: Primary Director, Uplift Pinnacle Preparatory


Previous Position: PYP Dean of Instruction, Uplift Infinity


Education: Bachelor's Degree, University of Minnesota


Favorite Quote: "We have an obligation to make a simple, but powerful commitment to our children. We must promise them that the opportunity to pursue their dreams will be constrained only by the limits of their imagination, and never by their zip code. And I believe deeply, with every fiber of my being, that, as a nation, we can fulfill this obligation. I believe this because I have found that the achievement gap is ultimately vulnerable to the greatness inherent in all children and to the power of talented, hard-working adults of vision." –Jason Kamras





 kendall biggs


Kendall Biggs


Current Position: PYP Dean of Instruction, Uplift Pinnacle Preparatory


Previous Position: Uplift Pinnacle Math Content Team Lead, 1st Grade Teacher


Education: Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, University of Oklahoma


Favorite Quote: "You can never be overdressed or overeducated."  –Oscar Wilde







Tricia Sankus


Current Position: Operations Manager, Uplift Pinnacle Preparatory


Previous Position: Assistant Vice President of Operations, Mortgage Field Services Industry

Education: Bachelor's Degree, University of Tampa

Favorite Quote: "Life is not accumulation, it is about contribution.” –Stephen Covey