Welcome! I am so glad that you are visiting my website! My name is Liz Looten, and I am currently a 2nd grade teacher at Helmwood Heights Elementary School. I grew up in Columbia, Missouri, and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia. I began my teaching career in 3rd grade, and taught that for 3 years. After that, I worked as an Instructional Technology Specialist in the same school district for 4 years. My family and I moved to Elizabethtown, KY in the summer of 2011 so that my husband, Josh, could attend Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I have been working at Helmwood since we moved here, first as a Student Techology Coordinator, then as a 1st grade assistant, a 1st grade teacher, and then as a 2nd grade teacher. I have 2 daughters, ages 9 and 7. Laney is a 4th grader at Helmwood, and Audrey is in 1st grade. We are also expecting our 3rd child in July, and cannot wait to meet him or her! I love to read and cook and I am currently working on my Masters in Library Sciences online. I am so excited to get learning with a stupendous group of second graders this year!!