Professional of the Year - Elementary Education

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Lydia Sofia Rechy

Title: Teacher
Industry: Education
Type of Organization: Elementary School
Major Product/Service: Elementary education
Expertise: With 25 years experience, Mrs. Rechy is responsible for teaching all kindergarten core curriculum targeting academics, physical, social, and emotional development.
Geographic Area of Distribution: Las Vegas, Nevada
University/Degree: B.S. Education, minor, Bilingual Multicultural Education, N.A.U., 1997; M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Touro University, 2011
Born: August 3, 1976, Nogales, Arizona
Hobbies/Sports: Travel, baking, planning parties and events, sewing, church activities
Spouse: Benjamin
Married: April 21, 1997
Children: Kelly, Kimberly; Grandchildren: Brittany, Ayla
Work History: Previously, Mrs. Rechy served as a first grade teacher with C.C. Ronnow Elementary School from 1997 through 2001. She has been with Gene Ward Elementary School since 2001.
Career Accomplishments: Mrs. Rechy assists with the design of digital resources for the instruction and support of ELL, face to face and virtual instruction. She collaborates with colleagues to determine the adequate flow of curriculum and differentiates the curriculum to meet the needs of students at a variety of academic levels including students with special needs. Mrs. Rechy works with and advocates for students with special needs to receive services and support according to their needs. She also teaches additional programs that support at-risk students. Additionally, she mentors and trains new teachers. She has established lifelong relationships with students and families in the local school community.