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May, 2017 – LYNNE NEAR, Spanish

Lynne Near became a teacher because she enjoys working with tomorrow’s leaders.  She hopes that by learning Spanish her students are better prepared for a multilingual world.  She encourages them to find opportunities to use Spanish here in California, and she hopes they can travel and study in a Spanish speaking country in the future.

Lynne finds great joy in teaching Spanish to future doctors, nurses, artists, actors, scientists, teachers, entrepreneurs…What other job has such a diverse group of people working together?  When she is not at school she loves spending time with her family, gardening, cooking and reading.

Lynne earned her B.A. in Sociology with a minor in History at U.C. Santa Cruz.  She earned her teaching credentials at California Lutheran University, a small school close to where she grew up in Southern California.  Before coming to Scotts Valley High School she taught bilingual Kindergarten and first grade in Oxnard, California.