Lydia Roland

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1st Grade Teacher

Ms. Lydia Roland grew up in Holt, Michigan. She received her training in Elementary Education at Concordia College in River Forest, Illinois. Ms. Roland came to St. James in 1989 to teach first grade. She helps with Scrip, serves on the Auction Committee, and has two cats: Tia and Hanni. Sadly, I did not get to repeat the "BEST DAY EVER" with Mrs. Goodspeed, Amelia, Joey and Heidi in the 2020 summer.  However, we look forward to someday soon.  My summer highlight probably includes a new roof--no rain in my house! 

My favorite, (mantra) comes from the lyrics to Breath of Heaven.  "Do you wonder as you watch my face. If a wiser one should have had my place?  But I offer all I am for the mercy of your plan.  Help me be strong.  Help me.  Breath of Heaven hold me together.  Be forever near me. Breath of Heaven."  We are reminded to just breathe. One God-given breath at a time.