2PJ1486412518130_00003Hi, my name is Lori Perry and I want to start off by saying how excited I am to be a part of New Generation!  I am currently teaching a combination of first and second grades here. My degrees and certificates include a Montessori Certification, an AA in Elementary Education, a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and a Professional Educator’s Certificate.  On a more personal note, I was born and raised in south Florida but have lived in the Lake City area since 1997. I am married and my husband and I have a son in high school, and a daughter who is married with three kids of her own. I cherish being a grandma; my grandkids are truly gifts from God!

I have been teaching for twenty three years and have experience in private, public, and charter school settings.  The best part about my job now is that I feel New Generation has the best aspects of all the places I have been.  Not only are we striving to reach each child academically, but also on a spiritual and emotional level as well.

My philosophy of teaching is to instill a love of learning in children.  If I can get my students to be interested in school and excited about the progress they are making, then I know their possibilities are endless.  Elementary grades are not just unique for being the building blocks of years to come, but also for the fact that we are with our class all day and become more than just a teacher and students…we become a family.