Phone: (928) 773-4150 ext.2117


Degrees and Certifications:

*Associate's in Early Childhood Education *Bachelor's in Elementary Education and Special Education *Certified Arizona Teacher

Mrs. Lilly


Welcome to Cromer and welcome to Preschool. My name is Mrs. Lilly and I am very excited to be teaching Preschool here at Cromer. I have been teaching in some capacity for my whole adult life. I started in my home state of Oregon with teaching and receiving my degree in Early Childhood Education. I taught in the Head Start program and was able to teach in a variety of settings for 6 years. I moved to Arizona in 2008 and began taking classes at NAU receiving a degree with a dual major in Elementary Education and Special Education. I student taught here at Cromer in fifth grade and continued teaching fifth grade for three years.  After taking one year off for my family and for furthering my education I came back to Cromer to teach Kindergarten for three years. This will be my second year in Preschool at Cromer.  Thank you for entrusting me with your child for the school year, I am excited to see them grow. Our room is decorated top to bottom with Dr. Seuss. I love the prereading skills that can be taught with his books and the creative use of language that is guaranteed to make kids giggle while learning.

My classroom is filled with student teachers and practicum students throughout the day. We are so lucky to have the connection that we do with NAU. The practicum students are eager to learn and are filled with knowledge. 

Outside of school, I am married and have four kids. Our oldest is starting her welding career at 21, our second child is 18 grduated from Coconino High school, our 15 year old is in tenth grade at Coconino and our youngest is 14 and headed to Hight school online, For 10 years I had a Cromer kid at home. I love to cook and use tons of recipes that were handed down from my grandmother and father. I have a garden and love being outside in the summer. We just bought a boat so we are new to the boating community and love it! Our kids participate in 4-H, volleyball, dirt bike racing and baton. We have horses that they love to ride-occasionally I can be found on a horse as well. My favorite color is purple and I love coffee and kids of all ages. If there is ever a spare moment I am crafting with some fun new crafting tools. I am excited to get to know you and your children this year.