Ms. Lori Haynes



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Ms. Lori Haynes

My name is Lori Haynes. This will be my 6th year at Laurel Park Elementary and 11th year in WCPSS. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from UNCC and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Grand Canyon University. I believe every child has a story that has led them to possess unique strengths and struggles. It is my goal to enable students to overcome their hurdles and reach their goals.

I grew up the middle child of three. My father was in the Navy until I was in 4th grade, so we moved frequently. I once changed schools 7 times in one year! Whidbey Island, Washington was by far my favorite place to live. I have fond memories of floating on driftwood, picking wild blackberries, ferry rides, and fried smelt. When my father left the Navy, we settled in the suburbs of Minneapolis, MN. I lived there until I was 20 years old when I followed my family to North Carolina!

I am the mother of 4 beautiful children! Shelby is my only daughter. She is preparing to teach her 2nd year of World History right here in Wake County! Cooper just finished his first year at Appalachian State. He is spending his summer working at Grandfather Country Club. My youngest boys are in high school. They play classic soccer, so we spend a lot of time driving around North Carolina!

My favorite weekend activity is trail running with my dog, Dempsey. I also enjoy cooking, reading, hiking in the mountains, and boogie boarding at the beach.