My name is Lydia Kirkman and I am from Siler City, NC. This is my twelfth year at Northwest Middle and my twenty-ninth year of teaching. Over the course of my career, I have worked as an Academically Gifted educator, fifth grade teacher, curriculum facilitator and most recently as a sixth grade teacher here at Northwest. I am a proud graduate of UNCG with a Bachelor of Science in Education. I received my National Board Certification in Early Adolescence Mathematics in November of 2008.
This is my first year serving NW (not in the classroom) but as an Academic Coach for the math department. I am enjoying working with staff and students to share my love of mathematics and to support students with deepening their understanding of mathematical concepts. My goal as an academic coach is to assist in creating a learning environment that supports continued growth for both students and teachers.