My name is Lexie Hood. I am happy to be teaching second grade here at Blake. I grew up at the beach in California. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in English Education from California State University, Long Beach and I am working on a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University. I have spent a few years teaching English to young children in China. Before teaching in China, I spent a few years working as an after-school tutor. I helped young students learn how to read and to develop their basic math skills. I am excited to be back in America working with the wonderful kids in Parker. In room 22 we have fun learning the new content, we encourage each other, and we work on skills that will help us throughout our lives.