Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Barbara Lydick. I have been teaching either Kindergarten or First Grade since 1993. I earned my undergraduate degree in Education at Lenoir Rhyne. I earned both my Masters in Elementary Education and Curriculum and Instruction at Appalachian State University. I earned both the local and state licensure for the Academically and Intellectually Gifted by 2004.
I love teaching young children by using engineering, science, and other thought provoking hands-on activities integrated with math and literature. I strongly believe in differentiating within the classroom whenever possible since all children are unique and learn at their own pace. Every student can be successful when they have a love of learning, motivation, and confidence. My expectations for them are not only to reach their potential as they grow but to have the desire to continue learning new things long after they have left the classroom.
I have and will continue to learn from each of my students. Each year brings new excitement, challenges, laughter, and understanding!
Email is the best way for me to keep in touch. My email address is Barbara_Lydick@catawbaschools.net