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Lori Jo Barnes

Grade 2/3

I have been teaching for 26 years and graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a degree in Education and Music (piano).  For 24 years I taught various grades at Vauxhall Elementary School, ran the music program, and also took on the role of Vice Principal.  In September of 2018 I was fortunate to join our fabulous family here at Central School.  I thoroughly enjoy being a part of our staff and teaching our Central students every day.  I feel truly lucky to be part of our school!  As you may be aware, I am an avid music fan.  My world consists of all things music and I try to bring this to my teaching at school.  I currently live in Lethbridge where my daughter also lives.  She is completing her nursing degree at the University of Lethbridge as well.  When I am not teaching, or submersed in music (composing, gigging, recording...oh the list goes on!), I spend as much time with her as I can.  Family is an essential component of my life.   I continue to look forward to being part of our Central School community in the years to come.   

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.  (Aristotle)