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Mrs. Lori Brookins

Greetings new and returning students. I am an Arizona native, although I left for a few years, I came back to our beautiful state. I have always loved nature and science. I have horses and two dogs. I have been married for 32 years and have one daughter.
I graduated from NAU in Flagstaff, AZ with a BS in Biology Education and Physical Science.
I had a career as a Senior Research Technologist that involved cancer research of the respiratory system in Albuquerque, NM. 
I taught 8th grade science at Hillcrest for 15 years before becoming an Exploratory teacher. and before that I taught two years of high school biology, chemistry and physical science.  
I was nominated and awarded DVEA Teacher of the Year in 2008.  I have high expectations, but I hope students will balance learning with a sprinkle of joy as they explore the careers in our class.
Career Action Lab is my favorite course thus far. I have a lot of experience in the medical fields from doing research and having horses and pets for over 50 years. They certainly have had their share of accidents and illnesses and we have worked with our vets to save money and take care of them at home when possible. 
I look forward to seeing you in class.