As a part of the MVSD’s efforts to expand the continuum of Special Education services, the MVSD is pleased to announce the selection of Lotty Ekblad to serve as its new Special Education – Life Skills teacher.
Long-time MVSD educator, Lotty Ekblad is a Vermont native, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, from Gordon College, in Massachusetts. Prior to joining the MVSD, Lotty worked for a wilderness program, taking inner city youth into the Adirondack Mts of upstate New York. She later led trips in Northern California for another wilderness program, after coming west for a semester program in Southern Oregon in 1983. This is also where she met her husband Dave, a Washington state native. Lotty and Dave’s love for the mountains led them to break away from their Seattle life, live at Holden Village, and eventually choose to settle in the Methow Valley.
In addition to homeschooling their three daughters, Lotty has worked for Winthrop Physical Therapy, facilitating exercise classes and serving as an aide. More recently, during the past eight years, Lotty has served as a paraeducator with the Methow Valley School District, providing instructional support for students who qualify for Special Education services.
When Lotty isn’t working with students, she can be found participating in musical theatre productions, serving on various boards, volunteering with service-related organizations like Aero Methow, the United Methodist Church, the Methow Episcopal Church, hiking, biking, nordic skiing, spending time with her husband, three daughters, and grandson.
Please join us as we congratulate Lotty Ekblad!