Phone: (928) 773-4150
Degrees and Certifications:
*Associate's in Early Childhood Education *Bachelor's in Elementary Education and Special Education *Certified Arizona Teacher
Welcome to Cromer and welcome to Kindergarten. My name is Mrs. Lilly and I am very excited to be teaching Kindergarten 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 recieving my degree in Early Chilldhood 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 recieving 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. This will be my third year in Kindergarten. 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 parent volunteers as well as 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 off to her second year of college at 19, our second child is 16 and a Junior at Coconino High school, our 13 year old is in eighth grade at Sinagua and our youngest is 12 and headed to Sinagua for seventh grade. 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 gradmother 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 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.