She'll give you a hug, and give you the hand, all in the same breath. But, that's exactly what high school students love about their assistant principal.
"I thought I wanted to be a police officer. I thought I wanted to be an attorney. But, that didn't work out. I became a teacher because my biggest passion as a teenage was working with kids."
Yvette Lane-Rose doesn't just work at Centennial. She's a mother of six, a wife and an active duty lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserves.
"I don't like to be in charge, just so I can say, 'hey, I am in charge,' but, if I see the kids need an advocate, then I can be that positive advocate. If my lower rank soldiers need someone to be that buffer, than I can be that, and at home, if I see things falling apart, then I can keep my kids in line."
Right now, she's supposed to be giving orders overseas. In December, Lane Rose deployed to Afghanistan for 9-12 months. During a short leave, she stopped by to check up on her students, making sure they stay in line while she's gone; the way a boss knows how to do.
"I can't just be a hero without my family, my soldiers or my students. So, together they make me appear to be a hero. But, I don't feel like a hero."
In a few days, Lane-Rose will head back to Afghanistan to finish her deployment.