Mrs. Lori Ann Ainsworth

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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 8 year-old daughter and 15 year-old Rat terrier.  I love to sing, draw and have fun with my family.    I have taught preschool for 28 years getting my students ready for kindergarten.  Two years ago, 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! After having assisted in Pre-k for a year, I am thrilled to now be a first grade teacher!  Our students grow in leaps and bounds in First Grade and I am blessed to be a part of that growth! 

A little about myself... 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 and am now am fully certified!

Here are some of my favorite things...

Color:  Purple

Food: Mexican

Drink: Big Red, Dr. Pepper

Store: Target and Walmart

Books: Building my

collection of Easy Readers for the Class

Season: Spring

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 First Grade teacher.  I am looking forward to a fun filled year of learning here at Howard Norman Elementary!