Lynn O’Connell started at Lawrence teaching 7th grade in 1994. She grew up in central Mass. and graduated from University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in English with hopes of working in the field of journalism. After some experience with the Newburyport Daily News and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, she moved on to get her teaching certification and M.A. in secondary education from Worcester State College. She lives in Falmouth with her husband Patrick, 2 daughters, and a crazy cat named Summer.