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     We're nearing the end of our third week of school and I do believe we're all getting settled in.  Procedures are overwhelming for many of our students, especially our new students.  As for our 3rd graders, I'm proud of how well they're adjusting to their new environment.  

     Not only do we have new students, but we have some new teachers this year.  The following are those who are serving your students in Lorena for the first time:

1) Jessica Price:  Mrs. Price is our new music teacher.  She comes to us from Corsicana.  Both her and her husband have musical background. Mrs. Price teaches all three grades here at the elementary.  She also is the middle school AND high school choir teacher.  

2) Stacy Isom:  Mrs. Isom is our new 4th grade teacher.  Mrs. Isom teaches Reading and Science.  She comes to us from the Robinson school district.  She has been teaching for many years and is a very enthusiastic teacher.

3) Camille Talbert:  Mrs. Talbert joins the 3rd grade team.  She teaches all subjects, since the 3rd grade is self-contained.  She also comes to us from the Robinson school district.  She is a positive and high-energy teacher who also has many years of experience teaching.

4) Laurie Steinke:  Mrs. Steinke joins our special education team.  She joins Mrs. Burton to assist students in need.  Both her and Mrs. Burton go into classes to co-teach with our classroom teachers.  Mrs. Steinke is a very positive and cooperative person who understands the needs of our students.  We're fortunate to have her on our staff.

5) Marisa Leidenfrost:  Mrs. Leidenfrost is our new paraprofessional who works with our Life Skills students.  She has worked for us last year extensively as a substitute teacher.  She was a regular presence on multiple campuses last year.  She is very excited about being part of our staff this year on a permanent basis.

6) Tammy Pewitt:  Mrs. Pewitt is not new to our staff, but she is new to the teaching profession.  Mrs. Pewitt has worked with our Life Skills students as a paraprofessional.  This past summer she earned hear teacher's certificate and we are now blessed to have her as a teacher.  
August 28:  A+ Cards introduced
August 31:  GAP (tutorials) begins during the school day. 
September 1:  Parent Orientation (5:30 in the PAC)
September 7:  Labor Day (No School)
September 8:  UIL introduced
September 21:  Boxtop contest #1 begins
Well, let me see.  I've been an educator since 1980.  Wow.  That means I've been doing this for 35 years.  All but three of those years has been in Texas.  I've been a middle school teacher and coach, a High School teacher and coach, a 4th grade teacher, and a PE teacher for all levels.  I've been in Lorena 16 of my 17 administrative years.  As an administrator, I've been in Lorena 16 out my 17 years.

Beginning a school year takes time and effort.  There are so many things to consider when getting our school off to a positive start.  I have so many effective and energetic people to work with, who have the same desire to get each year started on a positive note.

God has blessed me by being in this district.  I enjoy the students, my staff, parents, and love the tight knit community spirit we have here.

Lorena Elementary Staff (2015-2016)
I appreciate all of you who came out for Meet the Teachers Night.  It was a very successful evening.  It's great to come in to "Break the Ice" with our teachers.  Students seem to feel better after they come in to see their new environment.

We are here to serve our community.  Our decisions are based on a simple ideal:  "What is best for students."  We stand behind that.  Thanks for making the beginning of this year a successful one.


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  October 2015  
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