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Over the past several days, we have been closely monitoring the Cal-Wood Fire, in partnership with the Boulder Office of Emergency Management and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. Firefighting crews have done an outstanding job containing the northern spread of the fire, but we know that wildfires can be unpredictable and we must remain vigilant and prepared for any changes to the fire’s activity. Out of an abundance of caution, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Department has requested that we close our schools in Lyons to in-person learning for Tuesday and Wednesday, in the event the fire shifts direction, which may require additional evacuations.
Beginning Monday, October 5, we will be implementing a hybrid in-person learning schedule for all students who are not currently enrolled in the LaunchED program. Click here to learn more. Comenzando el lunes 5 de octubre, estaremos implementando un programa de aprendizaje híbrido en persona para todos los estudiantes que no estén inscritos actualmente en el programa LaunchED. Haga clic aquí para saber más
I am excited to be working with the gifted and talented students here at Lyons Elementary. I graduated from Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory, NC and started my teaching career there. Over the next 20 years I taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. As you can see moving around has been a way of life for me and has given me the chance to work with so many interesting people in many different places. I even spent two years serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines as a teacher trainer for Filipino teachers. Along the way I found I have a passion for working with gifted and talented students and helping them see challenges and risk taking as ways to grow and learn. I moved to Lyons, CO from Austin, Texas and enjoy volunteering for many community projects as well as taking advantage of colorful Colorado. You can find me hiking and skiing with my husband Mark. I also enjoy cooking, gardening, and playing my upright bass in local jams.