Lydia is thrilled to bring 15 years of experience as a classroom teacher, instructional coach and curriculum director to the Lavinia group, and to continue to learn from other educators. Most recently, Lydia was an instructional coach and classroom teacher supporting middle school and elementary grades in both math and ELA. Previously, Lydia taught both kindergarten and second grade in the South Bronx in both general and special education classrooms. She then helped to found an elementary school in North Carolina, serving as its academic dean. She also was the curriculum director for a multi-state charter school network. Lydia holds a masters degree in Special Education and Elementary Education. Lydia is passionate about supporting educators to create excellent opportunities and outcomes for students.