I only had Ms. Lyen for one semester in Junior High (*many* years ago). I was struggling with Spanish until I moved into her class--her encouragement over the years kept me in Spanish through high school. I took Spanish in college, then focused on French. I was just sitting here at my desk in Austin, Tx, testing a website for Argentina and was thinking how much easier is for me than my co-workers (they don't know Spanish), and it is all thanks to this wonderful teacher. Thank you, Ms. Lyen!
I think she's retired now, but she is a genuinely nice teacher. Pleasant. I wish I talked to her more - she was really cool.
All of my siblings and I were lucky to be in her class