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Mrs. Lydia Elgas

I am happy to be starting my 16th year of teaching and my 10th year at Manhattan.  My husband, Dennis, and I are lucky to live in Manhattan and raise our daughters here.  Our youngest is a Senior at Manhattan High School and our oldest is a Junior at Brown University.   
I also have three "furry children" (although my daughters remind me that technically I am their dogs' grandmother).  
We've been living in the Gallatin Valley for over 20 years, and I was raised just over the hill in Paradise Valley outside of Livingston.  My hobbies are reading (imagine that from an English teacher!), running, spending time enjoying Montana with my family, and cheering on the Chicago Cubs.