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Ms. Lori B. Blaine
I’ve been a sixth grade teacher in Deer Valley for the past twelve years. I spent four years at Terramar Elementary then eight years at Sunset Ridge. I'm looking forward to returning to my home, Sunset Ridge. I've been teaching since 1996...which is before many of you were born. I began my career in Cambridge, Massachusetts where I taught for four years. I then moved across the country to California and continued my career in the Long Beach Unified School District for four more years. I'm a transplant to Arizona-- I moved to Anthem in 2005 and now have two children and a crazy, five-year old chocolate lab named Maya. Before I was so busy with my own family, I managed to travel to a variety of amazing places including, Hawaii, Costa Rica, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Europe. When I'm not working, I love to spend time with my family. We enjoy travelling to the coast, playing games, walking, reading, hiking, and watching movies. I've completed two 1/2 marathons and plan to complete my 3rd in 2018, hopefully along the coast of Maine. A few years ago, we spent two weeks on the road camping and exploring various national parks and last summer, we spent two weeks travelling in New England...what a beautiful country we live in!!
I know that teaching is the best career for me. I believe in celebrating each child's individuality while preparing them to realize their true potential. I feel that uniqueness is to be recognized along with one's contribution to the greater, global society. I love meeting new people and exploring our world together. I happily anticipate getting to know my students and their families while facilitating learning opportunities for my new class.