This is a photo of Kay Crittenden.Mrs. Kay Crittenden

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Welcome everyone!  I am so happy to be teaching at Lehi Elementary School here in Mesa.  I was born and raised in Janesville, WI, but I've lived in 6 different states since then.  This is my 30th year as a full-time educator.  I have taught 2nd grade for 13 years, Kindergarten for 11 years, 5th grade for 2 years, 3rd grade for 2 years, 6th grade for 1 year, and 1st grade for 1 year--but Kindergarten is my favorite!  

I began my love of teaching while in high school when I volunteered at a local nursery school.  I then went on to major in education at the University of Wisconsin--Rock County Campus, where I earned an Associate of Arts degree, and then at the University of Wisconsin--Whitewater, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education with a French minor.  I taught 1st grade in Shiprock, NM, for one year.  Next I attended Miami University in Oxford, OH, where I earned my Master of Education Degree in Curriculum & Supervision under the Educational Leadership Department.  After that, I taught Kindergarten, 3rd grade, and 5th grade over 6 years in Salt Lake City, UT.  

Following SLC, my husband, young son, and I moved to Wyoming where I gave birth to a beautiful daughter.  We lived in Star Valley, WY, for 19 years, where we raised our children.  While there, I taught Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 6th grade.  Our next spot was Twin Falls, ID, where I taught 5th grade for one year and Kindergarten for 2 years, before moving to Mesa this summer to live closer to my aging parents.  I'm excited to be teaching Kindergarten again, and I plan to remain here in Mesa until I finish my educational career. We'll have a great time together at Lehi.  Go Lynx!!!