Originally from the Fort Wayne area, Emily Haarer graduated from Purdue University with a degree in math secondary education and a minor in speech, communications and theatre. For about eight years she taught math and directed theatre in a variety of schools including White’s Jr./Sr. High School. In 2011 she stayed home to raise the first of her two children – Corabelle, and later, Olivia. She enjoys supporting her husband, Mike, in his Executive Director role, raising her family on Compass Rose campus and homeschooling her daughters. Her role in Studio 27 allows her to use her own creativity and foster creative and artistic expression in the girls of Compass Rose.