Lori has been on staff at MCA since it started in 2000. Teaching third grade for the majority of the time, while her last few years as a classroom teacher were spent teaching fourth grade. Lori has followed her heart’s desire to reach out and develop both our enrichment program for elementary grades, and expanding the library program to provide lessons aligning with our elementary reading program, and simultaneously developing our library resources to become a strong classical library to serve our school’s rich curriculum. She also organizes academic competitions for our lower school students. Lori is a native of Pennsylvania, growing up just outside of Pittsburgh. She completed a Bachelor’s of Arts in Education and in Social Work Counselling from Milligan College in Tennessee. She also holds a Master’s in Education, Curriculum and Instruction from VA Tech, and is licensed as a Reading Specialist and Elementary Teacher. She is married to Brian Spencer and lives in King, NC with her three teenage children.