Jane Cross joins TNCA as Director of Admissions
Although Jane has unofficially been working at TNCA in numerous roles for the past several years, this year she made the decision to come on as a full-time staff member as our Director of Admissions and Outreach Coordinator. She grew up in Philadelphia, PA, and received her B.A. in History from the University of Dallas in 2003. Jane spent three years working in adolescent and youth mental health, both through the Florida Outward Bound Outreach Programs and as a one-on-one mental health worker within Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools. In 2006, Jane got her degree in Nursing and spent a decade working in pediatric health care. Jane joined her husband Andy Cross in a full-time role at TNCA in a non-health care role in 2017. She uses her training in pediatrics and mental-health services as well as her experience with health-care case management to serve a liaison between families, teachers, and services. Jane lives in Candler, NC, with her husband Andy and their three children, Georgia, Belay and Adi, all of whom are students at TNCA. Jane enjoys building, designing, and creating beauty for her family and the world around her, and she believes you should always surround yourself with beauty. She also loves exploring the world with her family, and being at home with her wide circle of kids, bonus kids, pets, and husband.
In addition to her official role in admissions, Jane will continue to work in our after-school program and serve as unofficial school nurse, counselor, interior designer, and soccer coach.