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Welcome to Fourth Grade! My name is Lori Fender and I am thrilled to be one of your child’s teachers this year! I will have the pleasure of teaching your child English Language Arts (Reading, Writing, and Word Study). It’s so hard to believe that this will be my twentieth year of teaching. Throughout my career, I have taught second grade, third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade, reading intervention, and have been a literacy coach. I am passionate about connecting with students and helping them reach their fullest potential! I strive to make a difference in student’s lives daily.
I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from MVNU. In addition, I hold a Reading Endorsement.
My family consists of my husband Court and three children, Bryce (23), Blake (21), and Brooklynn (18). We also have two dogs, a Yorkshire Terrier named Bailey and a Goldendoodle named Bella. Both of our dogs believe they are human and are spoiled rotten!
I am so happy to begin this fourth-grade journey with you. I look forward to partnering with you to make this an exceptional year for your child.