Commentary by Shelly Gattlieb
An article in Forbes Magazine first gave Connie Lattanzi and her husband the idea of making Fishers their new home. The family planned a cross-country road trip and visited multiple communities but immediately fell in love with the neighborhoods, low crime rate and excellent public schools in Fishers.
In the past year, the couple felt that it has been the perfect area to raise their 6-year-old daughter and 4-year-old twin girls, and Connie’s parents are now in the process of relocating to Fishers as well.
Connie was raised Catholic and Jewish in New York and moved to Argentina after high school to earn her Bachelor of Arts in architecture, Bachelor of Arts in graphic design and master’s degree in architecture and design. Before returning to the U.S., she volunteered with a nonprofit that provides art programs and art therapy to young people living in poverty. The experience led Connie to discover her passion for combining the arts with educating children and she is now the Spanish media specialist at the Willow Lake Elementary School library.
Languages: Fluent in Spanish and English, conversational in Italian and Hebrew (all three daughters are all fluent in English, Spanish and Italian)
Favorite activity: Cooking and sewing
Dogs: Olivia (who once saved her daughter’s life) and new puppy Popcorn
Heroes: Parents, strong work ethics and selfless
Something hard to believe: She has been a vegetarian since age of 7 when her fish died
Competition she would win: Spaghetti-eating contest
Animal most like Connie: Great Dane, clumsy and very tall
Craziest experience: Getting lost hiking in the Columbian rain forest
Life goal: Visit India and Vietnam
Favorite movie: “Frozen”
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