Lynn Royer began her teaching career with the LIU as a Life Skills Support (LSS) Teacher at Mazie Gable Elementary in 2008. The following year, the classroom was relocated to the newly built LJM Elementary where it is currently located. Lynn formally joined the RLASD staff beginning in the 2016-17 school year in the same capacity teaching students in the Life Skills Support program for primary grades K-3. The Life Skills Support (Primary) Program has been recently renamed: Intensive Learning Support with Life Skill Support to be more inclusive of students presenting with a variety of educational needs. Lynn also has several years of instructional experience working with students in the MDS (Multiple Disabilities Support) Program through the York Learning Center which is a center-based facility for students with more significant learning and/or medical needs.
Prior to obtaining a teaching degree, Lynn was self-employed while raising her three children. Her undergraduate degree is in Business Administration from Gettysburg College. Work experience in that field included working for a mutual fund company and large bank in Baltimore, MD. Lynn's pursuit of teaching (2006), specifically teaching students with intellectual disabilities, was a significant career change prompted by a personal experience with a family member. Lynn obtained her dual teaching certification in Elementary Education and Special Education through the Master's Program at Eastern University and is currently pursuing a specialty Master's Degree for teaching students with Intellectual Disabilities through Shippensburg University.
Lynn has three adult children and currently lives in Lancaster, PA with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys running, gardening, art, and music.
"Because traditional teaching methods and curriculum are often not appropriate for the special needs student, the teacher must incorporate creative approaches for learning which are attuned to the abilities of each student. Teachers should challenge students while possessing a willingness to meet each child where he/she is. The educational environment should be one in which every child is celebrated, respected and treated with dignity regardless of differences, inherent strengths and/or weaknesses. As an educator I must be an advocate for the special needs student in the classroom, on the school campus, and in the community recognizing and asserting the value of each child."
Quote by Lynn Royer, excerpt from a paper on Educational Philosophy