Hello, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Rick Lazauskas and I am a first year teacher. Originally, I am from Brooklyn, New York, and moved to Northwest Florida during my high school years. Throughout my school career, I played baseball and have a love for the game; as well as many other sports. I married my high school sweetheart and we have one daughter, who is a freshman at Auburn University.
I obtained my Associate's degree from Pensacola Junior College in the early 1990's and began attending the University Of West Florida. While attending college I pitched for the baseball team and then had to leave school due to an injury. Upon leaving school, I started working full time in the medical field to support my new family. While touring colleges with my daughter, I realized that I wanted to complete the degree I started many years ago and fulfill my dream of becoming a teacher. To help complete this dream, I enrolled at Grand Canyon University and received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.