I love all kinds of math because math is everywhere! My hope to inspire a love of math in our students, families and staff through shared math exploration activities, games and resources. Another passion I have is educational technology and how to best increase learning. I try to have a growth mindset about my own learning. Currently, I am continuing my education by attaining an advanced degree in Instructional Design and Technology. Let’s connect!
Sandra Dianne Hough
Lead Instructional Math Coach
Sandra Dianne Hough is the Lead Instructional Math Coach for Lompoc Unified School District. She moved from Atlanta, Ga. to Lompoc, Ca. in July of 2013. Her education background includes a BS in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Georgia, a BS in Middle Grades Education from Kennesaw State University, a Masters in Middle Grades Education from the University of West Georgia, and an Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction form Lincoln Memorial University. Mrs. Hough also has the English Learners and the Gifted Certification added on to her teaching credential. Over the last 16 years, her experience in the classroom has been varied, and includes the following:
- 8th grade Honors algebra
- 7th and 8th grade general education math
- 6th, 7th and 8th grade math intervention
- 8th grade summer school for math remediation
- 8th grade after school program for math remediation
- 7th and 8th grade general education science
- 7th and 8th grade Honors science
Mrs. Hough is married and enjoys spending time with her husband exploring the beautiful coast of California. She also has three sons who live all over the country. The oldest, Jim, is a neurologist in veterinary medicine in Chicago, the middle son, Michael, is a radiologist in Chapel Hill, N.C. and the youngest will be graduating from medical school in May to pursue his career in radiology. Mrs. Hough enjoys working with the teachers and students in Lompoc Unified School District. She says, “Each day she learns something new from the talented teachers in this district.”
My name is Emily Zarybnisky, and I am very excited to be an instructional math coach with LUSD this year. I earned my BA from Wellesley College, Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and my Ed.D. from the University of Nebraska. I have taught many ages and grade levels from preschool and elementary school up to the college level. I enjoy spending time exploring the Central Coast with my husband, 3 kids (who attend VMS and Crestview), and 2 dogs. In my spare time, I volunteer with CASA and am an avid quilter. I am excited to share my enthusiasm for math with teachers and students, and consider myself very lucky to be part of such a great teaching and learning team.