About the Teacher

  • Hello Everyone! My name is Linda Lillard and I have been a teacher at Hazelton for 27 years. I teach 1st grade and have experience in all of the primary grade levels from 1st-3rd grades. I earned my Bachelor's degree at University of the Pacific, here in Stockton and my Master's degre in Curriculum and Instruction (with an emphasis in English as a second language) from Arizona State University. I am married and have five children, three who are adults and two who are teenagers. In my free time I enjoy swimming, dancing and traveling with my family.

    I truly enjoy teaching and being a part of the Hazelton family and strive to hold all of my students to the same high expectations I would hold my own children to. I believe all children have strengths and can find a path of learning that truly works for them. I love watching young children learn and grow throughout the year and look forward to students coming back to see me many years after they have been my students.


    Many Thanks to all of you as parents!

    If you need to reach me my email is listed below

    Very Best,

    Linda Lillard (Fortney)