2nd – 6th Grade

“We could not match the God-given gift you all have given to educate with warmth, creativity and God’s spirit!”

Shelley Guidice-Carrozzo, CPA

Lori Higgins
BA Elementary Education
13th year

Teacher/Child Ratio: 1:16
Maximum Class Size: 12

Personal Background:

Lori received her degree from Eastern Washington University, majoring in math education and earning a reading endorsement as well. Lori’s first teaching position was here at North Wall, where she taught Pre Kindergarten. She stayed homeschooled her children, taught math in various co-ops, and tutored students in math and reading. She came back to North Wall in 2010 to teach in the elementary program and join the administrative team.

Lori and her husband, Tim, have been married over 25 years. They have four children and two grandchildren. Lori and Tim enjoy kayaking, hiking, and spending time with family. Lori’s favorite thing about working at North Wall is sharing her love of teaching and her desire for her students to love to learn.

Philosophy of Teaching: 

My role is to guide children to construct knowledge through individual discovery, authentic situations, and hands-on activities. I believe that all learning abilities and styles should be honored and taught to. Children thrive when allowed the time and space to learn and grow based on their interests and abilities. I strive to not only provide high expectations, but a safe place for children to develop their potential in a positive, loving environment.

Goals for the Class:

•   To keep the love of learning alive and nurtured in each student

•   To promote independent learning

•   To help students gain success in self-discipline

•   To help students recognize their own strengths and interests

•   To promote respect of self, others and our environment

•   To provide developmentally appropriate, interesting, and challenging activities

•   To provide a positive educational experience

Class Schedule

8:30 – Start of school, entry task

8:45 – Morning Meeting

9:30 – Language Arts learning centers and morning snack

11:30 – Prayer and lunch

12:00 – P.E.

12:30 – Afternoon Meeting

1:00 – Math and Science learning centers and afternoon snack

2:30 – Sharing/Recap of the day

3:00 – After school program begins