I am so happy to be a part of the Lydiksen community. My family and I moved to California in June 2014 from the Chicagoland area. I am a California native but it took me a little while to end up 'back home.' I was born in Mountain View and lived in San Jose until age 8. My family moved to Chicago where I grew up and eventually attended Illinois State University. I received my degree in Elementary Education. I went on to get my Masters in Reading Instruction from Aurora University. I have taught 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades over the last eleven years. Second grade has always been my favorite! My husband and I also have two children (Claire is a second grader and Carter is a first grader here at Lydiksen). We are now very happy to call Pleasanton home!