Lakewood Middle is a shining example in its commitment to promote growth mindset and soft skills. I have been so lucky to teach at Lakewood for the past six years. I previously taught 8 years in Clovis, CA as a 5th and 6th grade classroom teacher. I taught in Long Beach as a language arts teacher for 5th-8th. In addition, I taught gifted and 4th and 5th grades in the Gardner School District. This is my 23rd year of teaching.