Degrees and Certifications:
EC-6 ESL Supplimental Music EC-12
Mrs. Lori Ann Ainsworth
Hello! My name is Mrs. Lori Ainsworth. I live in Hutto with my husband, my 7 year-old daughter and 14 year-old Rat terrier. I love to sing, draw and have fun with my family. I have been teaching preschool for 28 years getting my students ready for kindergarten. Last year I taught for the first time as an elementary teacher as a Kindergarten Teacher. I am so grateful for that experience. But my heart still lied with Howard Norman where my daughter first began school. I was so excited when I was chosen to be Mrs. Martinez's aide. Mrs. Martinez was my daughter's Kindergarten Teacher and we love her! We are so happy to be back!
I was born and raised in Texas! My heritage is mostly Mexican (with Spanish and French in my ancestry) so I like to call myself a Texican! When I was little I wanted to be a veterinarian, then a singer, then a band director. I really loved to sing and most days could be found in my bedroom singing to my favorite songs on the radio. I graduated from Hearne High School in Hearne, Texas. Then off to college. Most of my family are Aggies but I had other ideas…
In December of 1992, I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. It was during my college career that I was bitten by the teaching bug. After completing my first year of college, I began teaching preschool and have been teaching ever since. I am also a life-long learner so in April of 2016, I decided to take a leap and began pursuing an Alternative Teaching Certification in Early Childhood through 6th grade. I have passed three certification exams - EC – 6, English as a Second Language and Music EC – 12. I now am fully certified effective October 2018!
Here are some of my favorite things...
Drink: Big Red, Dr. Pepper
Store: Target and Walmart
Books: Building my
collection of Easy Readers for the Class
Fast Food: Chick Fil A
Hobbies: Painting, drawing and singing
Subject: Writing, History, Government & Science
Candy: Milk Chocolate
Flowers: Mini Roses and Lilies
Singer: Lauren Daigle
Author: Dr. Suess
I am super excited to begin my journey as a Pre-K teacher. I am looking forward to a fun filled year of learning here at Howard Norman Elementary!