Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome back to the 2016-2017 school year!  Many of you know me from last year, but I never really got the chance to write a proper introductory letter.  So here goes…

My name is Cynthia Shepherd and I joined Lyle Public School in Oct. 2015 to teach 7-12 grade science.  I received my Bachelors of Science with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin Superior in Dec. 2003.  During my childhood, my family moved often and this meant new schools every couple of years.  As a result, I don’t really have a hometown, but I graduated from Arcadia High School in Arcadia, WI.

Before becoming a science teacher I’ve had a number of different jobs: lab technician, clinical report writer, ESL teacher in China, circuit board manufacturing, and most recently over-the-road truck driver.  This past summer I began taking classes towards my teaching license at Winona State University’s Rochester campus.  If all goes according so schedule, I will have competed my licensure program by June 2017.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, walking our dog Charlie, and working on home renovations.
My goals as a second year teacher are to continue getting to know my students and to dissect the science curriculum with them.

I look forward to seeing you all again for a great 2016-2017 school year!

Sincerely,
Cynthia Shepherd
Lyle Public School Science Teacher
cshepherd@lyle.k12.mn.us