K - Mrs. Lehikainen

Hello My Name Is...

Emily Lehikainen


I grew up in Riverbank, California and currently reside in Modesto. I recently graduated from Brigham Young University- Idaho with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  I student taught in Idaho Falls, Idaho, in the 1st grade, and I’m super excited to have the privilege of teaching Kindergarten for my first official year of teaching.  Prior to receiving this job as a Kindergarten teacher, I have worked as a substitute teacher for several local school districts, as well as a summer school teacher at Waterford High. I love spending time with kids, watching their personalities develop, and helping them to discover new ways to explore the world around them. I believe in creating a safe classroom environment where my students can grow and participate in interactive, engaging learning.  

I am the second oldest of two amazing sisters, and one hilarious brother.  I recently got married in December to my wonderful husband, Ryan! We love going to baseball games, watching the Warriors, playing with our hyper puppy (Bandit), going for runs, and eating Mexican food.

I’m thrilled to be teaching at NGSA and I can’t wait to get to know my students!