Hello! My name is Tina Lebedies. This will be my first full year of teaching at San Tan. I am excited to continue learning from and teaching my students and am happy to be here! I have 3 kids. Dylan will be a sophomore and is 15, Erik is going into 7th grade and is 12, and my not so little, little one Emma is 9 and is going into 4th grade. In September, my husband Tom and I will celebrate 16 years of marriage.
I grew up near the Twin Cities in Minnesota and have lived in Arizona for a long time now. I originally worked in the hospital as an EEG tech but after several years I began to get burned out so I returned to school and became an interior designer. I enjoyed that until I became a mom. While being a stay-at-home mom I worked at home here and there. Most recently I taught ESL to kids in China for 2.5 years. It was an amazing and rewarding job! I loved getting to know my sweet little Chinese friends. Unfortunately the Chinese government changed their laws and Americans were no longer allowed to teach them. I decided to start subbing at San Tan and I loved it so much that I became a permanent teacher here in January. So between my science, art, and language background you could say that I am very well-rounded.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family playing board games, traveling, and hiking. I also love reading, crafting, yoga, and sleeping.
These are A Few Of My Favorite Things…..
Birthday: August 9
Flower(s): irises, daffodils, peonies
“Junk Food” Treat(s):
Drink(s): tea - hot or iced, black with no sweeteners Scent(s)/Essential Oil(s): lavender, bergamot, lilac
Game(s): word or strategy board games
Sit-Down Restaurant(s): Nando’s, Oregano’s, The Keg Fast Food Restaurant(s): Chick-fil-a, Salad and Go
Place(s) to Receive a Gift Card: Amazon or Target
Most used school/office supply: colored pens, post its
What I would really like is: art/sayings for my classroom
Heroes: my mom and grandma
Hobbies: reading, hand lettering, crafting, yoga