GREETINGS and WELCOME
Welcome to the wonderful world of fourth grade! This is going to be an exciting year for your child and I am eager to help your child have a successful and enjoyable school experience. Be ready to see a great deal of growth in your child in many different areas this year. I am looking forward to working with you to help your child learn, both academically and personally.
To give you some background about myself, my name is Holly Lyons and I will be your child’s teacher this school year! I am starting my thirteenth year in the Deer Valley Unified School District and I am excited to be a part of the wonderful community that is Sierra Verde! I am excited to being my twenty-fourth year as a teacher. I have taught a variety of grade levels during my teaching career. I attended the University of Arizona and transferred and graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. I was a Wildcat, then an Antelope, and now I am happy to be a Sierra Verde Viper!
Prior to teaching at Sierra Verde, I have taught at schools located in Peoria and Phoenix, and I taught at an international school as well. Our family spent four years overseas in Uzbekistan. This country in Central Asia was once a part of the former Soviet Union. While living overseas, our family had the unique opportunity to explore fascinating old cities and learn about various cultures. I like to share about those experiences as we learn about the world around us! We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and adventures, and gained a wealth of knowledge. However, we love being back in the Valley of the Sun!
Outside of school, you will find that I LOVE to spend time with and enjoy activities with our family and friends. My husband (yes, the "Mr." Lyons at SV) and I have been married 23 years and we are greatly blessed by our two incredible kids ~ a college-aged son and a daughter in middle school. Since he is an educator as well, you will often find us exploring and adventuring as a family. We like playing games, reading books, being involved with our church, cooking different kinds of foods (international, of course!), hiking, vacationing, and generally getting out and about together. Your child will certainly hear me share about my wonderful family throughout the year!
I am looking forward to getting to know all of you, too. Let's have a super year together!