It is my honor and pleasure to be the principal at Standley Middle School. I have been at Standley since August 2008. It is a pleasure to work with such a fine staff, student body, and parents.
I am a native of San Diego and I grew up in Lakeside. I graduated from Granite Hills High School where I learned American Sign Language. This shaped my career plans and I then went to SDSU where I received a BA in Communicative Disorders and a minor in Psychology. I then attended CSU, Northridge where I received my MA in Education of the Hearing Impaired and received my teaching credentials. After teaching for 5 years in Los Angeles Unified, I accepted a position in San Diego where I could be near my family.
I have worked in San Diego Unified School District since September, 1994. As a teacher, I taught Math, English, Science, Technology, and Study Skills within the special education (Deaf and Hard of Hearing) department at Kroc Middle School. After 8 years, I decided it was time to broaden my horizons and pursue administration. While attending USD for my administrative credential, I served as a principal intern at Taft Middle School. Once I completed my training, I was appointed as the principal at Lafayette Elementary School and remained for 5 years until coming to Standley. Although I love the middle level, I must admit that I miss meeting my daily hug quota in elementary.
Although I love being with Standley students everyday, my true pride and joy is my son! My husband and I welcomed William (Willson) F. Lyon IV into our lives on May 19, 2010 and he is a constant joy in our lives and we enjoy watching him grow and learn to do new things! I love RV camping with my family, going to the beach, and trips to Disneyland.