Crystal Lanz is originally from Trout Creek, Montana. She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Montana in Missoula. She received her Master of Education in creative arts in learning from Lesley University. Ms. Lanz is a National Board Certified Teacher as a middle childhood generalist. She is currently the third grade teacher at Naselle School, a position she has held since 2001. Ms. Lanz has been a teacher for 14 years in all. She is also serves as the Title I program coordinator. She became a teacher to instill the same love for learning that she had as a child. During the 2013-2014 year she was the mentor teacher for Lin Li from Zhejiang, China. This year Ms. Lanz is the mentor teacher for Xie Fen from Guangdong, China.