Jane McCarter joined LCDS as a middle-school substitute teacher and bus driver in 2014, but she has been a part of the school community for many years.  In 1996, she chose LCDS for her daughter’s education and participated as an Odyssey of the Mind Coach for LCDS teams at that time. Jane received both her B.S. in science and engineering from Iowa State University, later licensing in Urban Planning (AICP) and LEED-AP design. Jane has recently retired from Loudoun County service with 25 years experience as a project manager in land development engineering and urban planning. She has experience teaching adults in continuing education for engineers and planners. Jane flunked retirement and was delighted to have the opportunity to support the LCDS community once again. She has lived immediately adjacent to the Appalachian Trail for more than 30 years with a variety of visiting and resident dogs. In her free time, she enjoys hosting Appalachian Trail hikers, writing and sustainable design work.