It is my pleasure to introduce myself as Lani Young. I am a very enthusiastic teacher, starting my nineteenth year as the Rockdale Junior High Art teacher. It has been a fun and exciting experience working with Junior High students.
My education includes a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Sports Science from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor with a minor in Art; my teaching credential are in Physical Education, Secondary Art, and Health Education.
My family includes my son Gavin, who graduated last year and is now at Temple College, studing a career in Business. My daughter Taytum, just retired from competitive gymnast form Crenshaw Gymnastics. She was a level 9 gymnast and competed all over Texas and the United States. Now she pursues dance at a Golden Girl at Rockdale High School. I married my High School sweetheart, Michael Young. He is currently a principal at Thorndale Elementary School.
Adventure, exploration, discovery, and creativity are experiences I intend to provide my students with this year, so as to inspire a life long love for Art! I am sure my students will have a wonderful year, discovering talents and a new confidence that comes from learning, making new friends, and developing the great potential each child has within.
My philosophy is to provide an interesting, challenging, learning environment where my students will flourish socially and academically. They in turn can give their best effort in all they do at school. I believe that as a community ‘happily’ working together, teachers, parents and school staff can help our students accomplish their goals.