K Troyer






Hi! My name is Kari Troyer and I am a Parent Educator (Home Visitor) and Coordinator for Lyons-Sterling Parents as Teachers. My relationship with Parents as Teachers began when my husband and I enrolled in the program soon after the birth of our first daughter. We found it to be a very valuable source of parenting support and a way to meet other parents of young children.

I have been working with Parents as Teachers and USD 405 since 2001. I have been a Parent Educator since 2013 and PAT Coordinator since 2022. Parents as Teachers empowers parents and strengthens families by highlighting their strengths and providing research-based information on child development and family well-being. I love being able to celebrate with families when things are going well and supporting them when there is a struggle. It is so important for parents to recognize themselves as their child’s first and best teachers. Our program endeavors to help families connect with the school system, other local resources, and each other. The goal is to let them know they are never alone on their parenting journey and we believe it strengthens the whole community.

My husband and I have called Lyons home since 1994. We have raised 3 children here. We like to make memories by taking regular family vacations, often to Montana where my husband and I both grew up. We enjoy doing things that involve being out in nature, such as hiking and camping. My personal hobbies include enjoying spooky books, podcasts and movies, painting and crafts, and spending time with my cats.