Lindsey (Blessing) Rayman graduated from NL in 2005. She has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education from Lock Haven University in 2009, a Master’s Degree in Professional Studies in Education from Capella University in 2012, and a Doctor of Health Education Degree (PhD) from A.T. Still University in 2019. Rayman spent two years teaching at the Pine Grove Area School District, after which she was hired at her alma mater, Northern Lebanon. She has enjoyed many experiences and opportunities during her time at NL, including coaching soccer and track & field, teaching online courses, advising the Sophomore class, and chaperoning Ski Club trips and field trips. Rayman considers her greatest personal accomplishment to be the completion of her doctorate degree, which she accomplished while teaching, coaching, and raising a family. “It took a lot of hard work and dedication,” she notes, “but the result was worth all the hardship.”
Rayman currently resides in Lebanon, PA with her husband Marc; her daughter, Aubrey (almost 3); and her son, Landon (six months). She also has two cats, Milo and Lucky. Rayman enjoys all kinds of physical activity, especially running, strength training, biking, and hiking with her family. When she can find time, she also plays soccer. Some things that Rayman appreciates about her time at NL are “all my coaches who helped me build more than just my athletic skills. They taught me life lessons that have made me into the person I am today (special shout-out to coaches Schafebook and Weaver). Also, I am very thankful for my teachers who pushed me in class and taught me skills I needed to be successful in college. Lastly, I love that I now get to be colleagues with the teachers who taught me!” The following is Rayman’s advice for current NL students: Set good habits now! The personal and academic habits you develop as a teenager will set the stage for your future. Develop good time management skills and don’t procrastinate! If you don’t love exercise or being active, start out small but try to do something active every day. Being physically active is so beneficial for every aspect of your overall health. You will thank me when you’re older.