Being a military child, I felt very at home when I started teaching at Lackland in 1995 after graduating from the University of Texas at San Antonio. I taught second grade for eight years, and my love of teaching little ones to read led me to volunteer to teach first grade reading once the school implemented the Success for All program. I left Lackland in 2003 when I married my husband who was in the Air Force. I moved to Florida (where my son was born), Hawaii (where my daughter was born), Mississippi, Idaho, and South Carolina (where I subbed and taught preschool reading) with countless TDYs and deployments along the way. I came back to San Antonio in 2015. In 2016, I returned to Lackland Elementary to teach Kindergarten. Lackland is not only a great place to work, but the school I chose (after touring NUMEROUS others) for my own children when they were little. The safe environment, top-notch academics, and the amazing research-based SFA program make it a school like no other.