B.S. in Secondary
Linnea Lyding, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean Shelly Roden School of Education
Dr. Linnea Lyding comes to ACU with over 18 years of elementary and junior high teaching experience in both special and general education classrooms. In addition to being a Reading Specialist, Dr. Lyding holds degrees in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education as well as a doctorate in Leadership and Innovation in Teaching. She understands the challenge of reaching all students, which is why she completed her doctoral work exploring how brain research shows the connection between movement and learning. Now, as an Associate Professor, she enjoys sharing her experience and passions with the pre-service teachers in her program and well as in workshops for classroom teachers, preschool teachers, and college faculty.
Amy Nichols, M.A.
Mrs. Nichols comes to us from the public school setting. She taught in the public school system for 15 years before joining our faculty. She earned her Masters of Education in 2013 from Arizona State University specializing in Curriculum and Instruction and Gifted Education. Mrs. Nichols earned her B.A. in secondary education and English from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL.