I'm thrilled to be a part of the Aikin family! This is my 19th year to teach Art at Aikin Elementary and my 26th year to teach school. I previously taught 6-8th grade choir at West Ridge Middle School in Austin, Texas from 1991-96 followed by teaching 5th grade at St. Mary's Episcopal School in Big Spring, Texas from 1997-2000. I'm married to Duane Lewis and we have 4 amazing kids that are our most treasured gifts from God! Luke is 30 and is an emergency room physician in Austin, TX for Advent Health. He’s married to Lauren who is a dentist specializing in Cosmetic Dentistry at Barton Oaks Dental in Westlake, TX. Our son Parker is 27 years old. He’s a Level 3 Senior Engineer in the space industry for Lockheed Martin. His wife (Jessica) is a 3rd grade math & science teacher in the Allen ISD. Our daughter Lilly is 23 and is in her 2nd year of Physician Assistant School at Hardin-Sims University in Abilene, TX. Lilly is married to Jake who is in his second year of medical school at UT Southwestern. Tate is our youngest son & the heart of our family! He's a junior Business Administration major at The Univ of Texas at Dallas. Our family has dealt with some life-threatening health issues over the years, but we've been blessed beyond belief! We love to spend time together, love watching all types of sporting events (especially the Texas Longhorns which is where my husband received his PhD. in Medicinal Chemistry and where our oldest two children were born) and enjoy traveling as often as we can.
I graduated from Alva High School in Alva, Oklahoma in 1986 and from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, OK in 1991.
I look forward to meeting all of you throughout the school year!