Lucy has been a teacher in the Nelson area for 27 years, including teaching at Nelson Intermediate, Upper Moutere School and Waimea Intermediate – where she currently teaches a Year 7 class and is the syndicate leader of four classes. Lucy has completed a maths paper at Canterbury University and she was the lead teacher of maths for a few years at Nelson Intermediate. She has had a lot of experience extending capable students including teaching ‘enrichment classes’ and teaching a specialised programme called Future Problem Solving. In 2009 Lucy won ‘Science Teacher of the Year’ for her ongoing contributions towards students’ learning in the regional Science Fair, and she continues to enjoy motivating students in this area. English is another one of Lucy’s interests and she has been the lead teacher of English at Waimea Intermediate for a number of years. Lucy also teaches drama games to students from across the school.