Kristina Rivard Gobbo is a Vice Principal at Lockerby Composite School in Sudbury, Ontario. She has a passion for teaching and works part time at Laurentian University in the Faculty of Education preparing students for their French teachable. Kristina is currently enrolled in the PhD of Humanities at Laurentian University under the supervision of Dr. Kate Tilleczek. The focus of her dissertation is meeting the needs of students from a lower socio-economic status in the high school setting. The culture of the school, motivation and student success initiatives will be examined through qualitative analysis, interviews and surveys.