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Born in Rome (the one in Georgia, the USA), Lucy knew that she wanted to be a teacher when she was just 13 years old! Her mother helped her organize weekly neighborhood summer camps for 4–8 year olds. From there she volunteered as Brownie Scout Assistant, then coached girls’ basketball and softball in high school. After majoring in Elementary Education, and taking a Masters in Early Childhood Development, Lucy returned to her alma mater and taught Grades 5 and 6 Social Studies and Girls’ PE for several years before moving to Kindergarten for six years, and then Grade 2 for another six years.

 

After the death of her daughter and a subsequent divorce, Lucy left Darlington School for the public schools system. Once her two sons were out of college, she decided to take a ‘leap of faith’ and teach abroad. Lucy spent several years in Abu Dhabi teaching Grade 2 girls, before coming to Almaty. This is Lucy’s fifth year at KIS, teaching Grade 4 and now Grade 2.

 

Lucy enjoys sports, and was a competitive water skier until recently. Her favorite event is slalom, although she does jump and trick in order to compete for overall placements. She has played tennis since she could hold a racket, and having grown up with two brothers, she was expected to play basketball, softball and football! She also enjoys horseback riding, and was on the equestrian team in college. But her first love is teaching, as she strives to make a difference in the lives of young children.