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Hi I'm Lynette.

I'm a wife, a mother of four and grandmother of five. I'm a high school teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have three daughters and one son. My son has been diagnosed with both Asperger syndrome and with schizoaffective disorder. Living with a mentally ill child can be quite challenging at times, but he is an amazing young man! I also teach high school and have taught it for 28 years. I teach chemistry and physics currently and have taught biology and earth science. I love science and trying to figure out how the universe works. I love teaching and watching my students grow in their abilities. I have also coached quite a bit during my life. I coached high school and club volleyball for several years and I also coach Academic Decathlon. I love coaching for many of the same reasons I love teaching. As a coach you really get a chance to make a difference in a young person's life. I also loved coaching volleyball because I got to coach my three daughters and to get to know them in ways that I don't think I would have!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon since I was seven. My mother was not a member and my father was not active in the church when the missionaries knocked on our door and shared the message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ with our family. I remember through the eyes of a seven year old the great change that came over my family. My parents were always good people, but still our home changed. My mother quit smoking and we began praying as a family and attending church meetings on Sundays and other church meetings on other days of the week. I got a severe case of the flu that year and I remember being very ill and receiving a priesthood blessing and knowing that through the power of the priesthood I would be healed and I was. A month after I turned eight, my family went to the Los Angeles Temple to be sealed together as a family unit for time and for all eternity. I remember the special spirit I felt at that time in that most sacred place and I remember knowing that my Father in Heaven was very pleased with I was doing. Since then my live has gotten more complicated and my trials have been greater than those of a seven year old, but I still know that my Heavenly Father is pleased with my decision to follow His teachings. I know that God loves each of His children and that He has a plan that will allow each of us to live with Him again if we will follow it. He has provided us with a Savior, Jesus Christ and that through the miracle and grace of his atonement we can be forgiven of our sins and that will allow to return to live again with our Father. He has also given us scriptures, apostles and prophets to guide us back to Him and He has made it possible for every one of his children to hear the gospel message and to receive the ordinances that will allow us to return to live with Him. All of this makes perfect sense to me and I want nothing more than to live with my family forever in the presence of my Father and my Savior.

How I live my faith

My life offers many ways to live my faith. As a high school science teacher I try to be an example to my students of what a daughter of God should be. To some science and faith are incompatible, but I have faith in a loving Father in Heaven who wants His children to learn as much as they can about the universe we live in. There are times when what science thinks it knows conflicts with what God has revealed through His prophets. When that is the case I teach the science with a smile knowing that science has its limitations. Sometimes when I am teaching scientific principals I even feel the Holy Ghost whispering to me that there are truths to be found in what I am teaching my students. That is a wonderful feeling and I find myself wanting to know it all now! As the mother of a mentally ill child I find that I must live by faith often. I don't know why some people have to suffer with things like mental illness and debilating diseases, but I do know that our Heavenly Father loves each of us and He knows each of us as individuals. God is a perfect judge and He will take into account the situation that each one of us has been born into. His merciful plan includes a Savior who has made up any differences already. All we have to do is continue to keep the commandments we have been given the best we can and living faithfully.