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Mrs. Ann Lulay

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Lake Hazel Middle School!

My name is Mrs. Ann Lulay, but my students call me "Ms. Ann." I am starting my 14th year teaching special education and my third year for West Ada School District. I truly love teaching special ed. I started working in special education as a paraprofessional back in 1999! After the first day, I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.  I went back to school to complete my bachelors degree at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). After my BA,  I attended, National University in Carlsbad California where I earned a general education prelimary teaching credential (K-8th grade). From there, I went back to CSUSM where I earned my mild/moderate and my moderate/severe teaching credentials. After 21 years of special education I have learned four important facts. One, all children can learn and it is my job to figure out how. Two, I cannot teach our students without the help of others, to include paraprofessionals, general educaiton teachers, school psychologists, speech/lanaguage therapists, peer tutors to name a few. Three, the partnerships I create with families, caregivers, and others makes the greatest impact for our students providing consistency between school and home. And fouth, education needs to be fun. I have seen the greatest growth in our students when we create an environment based on respect and love for all. I look forward to this incredible journey we will take together and I want you to know that I will work hard every day to teach your child so that they can reach their fullest potential.