Ms. Arlene Simpelo has been a teacher for many years, which includes over 20 years as a 1st-grade teacher at Lydiksen. Ms. Simpelo is a Google Certified Innovator and is the 2018 PUSD Teacher of the Year. Ms. Simpelo received her B.A. in English and her teaching credential from U.C. Davis and her M.A. in Education from C.S.U., Dominguez Hills. Ms. Simpelo enjoys being a football mom, reading, traveling, and spending time with family, friends & her two pet dogs.