My name is Lori DeBri and I am super excited to be in this classroom for the coming school year. I am currently in the GTC program at Grand Valley. This is a program for those who already have a degree and would like to continue on in education. I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and in Health Professions.
I have been working at Jenison's pool for years and enjoy teaching and coaching swimming. Some other hobbies include hiking and biking. I am getting married to my fiance Sam in September, so I will be Mrs. Dykstra soon!
Ms. DeBri will be in our classroom on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (full days) between the first day of school and Christmas Break. This is her Teacher Assisting placement, where she will be learning about sixth graders and sixth grade curriculum, observing instruction, and working primarily with small groups of students. Then, she will continue her placement in our classroom full time (Monday-Friday) between Christmas Break and Spring Break. This "second chunk" of time is her Student Teaching, so she will be taking on added responsibilities in our classroom and be providing the majority of the instruction.
I have invited Ms. DeBri to Sixth Grade Camp with us in November, too ... so she's in for quite the adventure! Welcome, Ms. DeBri!