Lydia earned her bachelor’s degree from Earlham College in 2005, and has worked in early education ever since. She loves the connections made with children, and is excited about the tremendous learning that happens during these early years. In addition to her work with children, Lydia is also an artist. She attended Haywood Community College’s professional craft program, where her focus was in clay, but she also enjoys drawing, painting, and weaving. She grew up here in the mountains of Western North Carolina on a small farm. Some of the wool in her weavings comes from the sheep on her family’s farm! Lydia will bring aspects of her background and of these passions to her work at Odyssey’s Kindergarten.