My name is Lori Anne Mardis. I am entering into my 6th year in the St Tammany School District, and my 4th year as the librarian at Fifth Ward Junior High. Before moving to Louisiana in 2011, I taught middle school English in Pea Ridge, Arkansas for 6 years.
I received my B.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2000. In 2003, I began pursuing my teaching certifications through a two year alternative certification program offered by the Arkansas State Department of Education, and began teaching in 2004. In 2013, I began my Library Science certification through ULM, and completed my licensure requirements in 2016.
I am very excited for the new year, and look forward to creating an energized love of reading for the students of FWJH!