About Mrs. Lori Woodman...
Team/Department: 6th Grade
Hello and welcome to 6th grade! I so excited to be your teacher this year. My classroom is my 2nd home and I absolutely love what I do. We are going to have an amazing adventure in 6th grade this year. In my class you will be explorers, historians, authors, artists, collaborators, and teammates. We will grow as learners and leaders here at Freedom. I know each and every one of my students is important, strong, and capable of anything.
My Education and Professional Background
Teaching is a 2nd career for me. I earned a degree in Health Education from Brigham Young University. I then spent 15 years in the Safety and HR departments at NV Energy in Reno,Nevada. I went back to graduate school when my boys were starting elementary school. I earned my teaching certification along with a Master’s Degree in Education at Sierra Nevada College near Lake Tahoe! I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th grades.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that each child is a unique individual with their own special talents and gifts. I strive to provide a learning environment that is respectful, compassionate and allows all students to be successful. Students are encouraged to set goals, take risks, make mistakes, and share their ideas.