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3rd Grade Team

Meet Our 3rd Grade Team!

Leakana Nhem

Well-seasoned ("old") IB teacher with a love for inquiry-based, hands-on learning. Likes long walks in the woods, reading, and DIY projects. Will show up for birthday parties if there's cake.




Lillian Degroof

This is my 28th year of teaching. As an educator, my goal is to never stop learning and evolving. I have a variety of certifications and is a recipient of the Teacher of Excellence Award. I enjoy teaching science and working with animals.

Allison Yee

Hello there! I am very lucky to begin my ninth year at Willard Elementary. Willard has such fantastic staff members, families, and students! I love teaching because every day is unique and I love seeing students' growth and creativity. My hobbies include reading, following sports (especially hockey - Go Kings Go!), and exploring new places. A few of my favorite animals include sloths and pandas.