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Ms.  Lydia  Locker  Bartle
Resource/Math Coach
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Bachelor of Arts in Education with a Reading Endorsement, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN

Masters in Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Certification in Educational Administration, Samford University, Birmingham, AL

National Board Certification



1984-1986 Third Grade Teacher, Saint Paul's Elementary School, Birmingham, AL

1986-1990 Adamsville Elementary School in Jefferson County, Third Grade, Chapter I Reading and Math

1990-1996 Cahaba Heights Community School in Jefferson County, Fifth Grade, Mentor Teacher 1994-1996

1996-2017 Greystone Elementary School a Hoover City School, Fifth Grade, NBCT, Math Facilitator, Discovering Our Heritage Curriculum Construction, former 4MAT Trainer, currently 7 Habits Trainer


For more information and Math Resources for Parents and Students go to this LINK.

My upbringing in a large family formed my earliest experiences. As the oldest of eight children, I was called upon to teach many little things: how to set a table, tie a shoe, or read a book. I did a great deal of care giving and never knew I was being prepared for teaching. My father taught at the local university in the math department. Daddy made puzzles and taught teachers how to incorporate Piaget’s constructivism in their math classes. When you asked my father a question, he would respond with a question to stimulate your thinking. I use this same questioning technique! I attended Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana for my Bachelor’s degree, UAB for my Master’s degree in Elementary Education, and Samford University for an additional certification in Educational Administration. I love school! In 2009 I achieved National Board Certification. Teaching is my passion.

I enjoy being a lifelong learner and creating a safe environment for all students to learn and grow. Each year I create a supportive, loving environment by encouraging students to be “balcony people.” This idea means that my students cheer for each other and respect each other. I believe children should be decision makers, risk takers, and build confidence for life’s journey, so I plan and respond to students accordingly. My hope has always been for my students to meet life with boldness and a desire to learn. I do not want students to take someone else’s word for it; I want the student himself/herself to find out for themselves with me as the guide! Teaching you to fish, means you will feast for a lifetime. That is the legacy I hope to create one more time this year! My wish is to help students thrive with character in an ever changing 21st Century world.