Hello, my name is Lorna Auten. I have been teaching for twenty-one years. I began my teaching career at White Settlement. I taught 1st grade for four years. When I came to Bryson, I taught 3rd grade one year, then second grade for 10 years. This is my 6th year teaching 1st grade at Bryson. I love 1st graders and am so excited to teach this age.I am married to a wonderful man, Opie, 35 years this year! We have four great children. My oldest Collin graduated from TCU, is a baseball coach and expecting a baby in December! Jena-Claire received her doctorate from Texas Tech and teaches at Southlake Medical Academy. Carder is a Texas Tech graduate working on his teaching career. Kaitlyn, my baby and her husband are expecting their 1st baby in November! I am a proud mother and very excited to be a grandmother.My classroom is a place of learning and fun! I have high expectations for each student. I expect each student to show respect and to be polite to each other as we have a great learning experience. My students are important to me and I hope they have a wonderful year in first grade!