My name is Lori N.C. Steward and I am excited to be your child's second grade teacher.
When I am not at school with children, I am at home with three of my own. My husband and I have an eleven-year-old and eight-year-old twins that keep us very busy and entertained. In those rare moments when I do have some free time, I love to read, go on walks, and go running. We love to travel and although have mostly been on domestic trips; our desire is to expose our children to the many different places the world has to offered.
I attended Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in French. I enrolled at National University in San Diego, California where I earned my Master of Arts in Education in Crosscultural Teaching along with a Professional Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. I earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership specializing in curriculum and instruction at the University of Phoenix.
I have taught first grade at Edward Hyatt for thirteen years, prior to becoming part of the second grade team this year. It continues to be a pleasure and privilege to participate in the educational journey of these young scholars.
Teaching young minds is a task that cannot be taken lightly. It is full of challenges, frustrations, and responsibilities. I believe that every child should have the right to learn and get a quality education. I want to ensure that every child that enters into my classroom feels safe and comfortable. My desire is to make my classroom an environment full of nurturing and enriching experiences. I feel that my role is that of a facilitator and my goal is to guide each student on their individual journey of academic awareness. I think that providing structure and routines enable my students to feel confident so they can explore the concepts and skills presented to them collaboratively. My hope is that they continue to be lifelong learners who value the importance of education.