My name is Lori Anne Mardis. This is my 7th year in the St Tammany School District, and my 5th 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!