About Miss Gurganus

My name is Kyla Gurganus, and I have been teaching at Lincoln High School for twenty-two years (since Fall 1999). I graduated summa cum laude from Eastern Michigan University in 1997 with a B.A. in professional chemistry with honors in general studies. I received my teaching certificate in 1999 and am certified to teach chemistry and mathematics in grades 6-12 in Michigan. I am also a CMU CS Academy CS1 Level 1 certified teacher (in Python).

School doesn't end for teachers! I completed my Master's Degree in Children's Literature at Eastern Michigan University in 2005; now I am taking occasional workshops and summer programs.

I am a member of Crossroads Community Baptist Church (a Southern Baptist church) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and teach children's Sunday School there. I am also very active in Samaritan's Purse's Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection.

I love to travel and have taken a big trip every year since I started teaching. I am working on websites for all my trips but here are a few of them:

2000: Europe on my own

2001: Europe with my sister

2002: Ireland

2003: Las Vegas; Togo, West Africa; and Walking the Mackinac Bridge

2004: Grand Canyon; Mall of America; Alaska and Seattle; New York City; Caribbean cruise

2005: Yellowstone; Québec, Prince Edward Island, and Maine; Glacier National Park; Caribbean cruise

2006: Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, and England/Wimbledon, Christmas cruise

2007: Hawaii cruise, Oxford and Scandinavia, Portugal, Zion National Park

2008: Hong Kong; San Francisco; Avignon and Nice, France

2009: Madrid, Spain; New Orleans; France and Spain

2010: Cruise to Yucatan, Mexico; China; road trip east; Christmas cruise

2011: Andalusia, Spain; road trip to Orlando and Washington, D.C., Niagara Falls, Christmas cruise

2012: Berlin and Dresden, Germany; Italy and the Netherlands

2013: San Diego; Costa Rica; Western NY State; Christmas cruise

2014: Northern Italy; Vicksburg road trip

2015: Idaho; Cumberland Gap; Amicalola Falls; Tuscany and Rome; Fort Lauderdale

2016: Boston, Up North; Colorado

2017: Athens, Greece; South Dakota; France; Frankfurt, Germany

2018: Colonial Virginia, road trip out west, Jacksonville

2019: Cincinnati; Port Austin, MI; Acadia National Park; Austin, Texas

2020: Local adventures

2021: Local adventures, Niagara Falls, Presque Isle, Cuyahoga Valley, Hocking Hills/Natural Bridge

2022: Indiana Dunes National Park; Yorktown and Niagara Falls