Welcome to Sixth Grade Math! My name is Lorie Dillard. This is my first year at GSIC. I started teaching over thirty years ago in Richmond County. I taught for twelve years in the county, then decided to stay at home with my children. I did not stay there very long. I got a part time job teaching at Mother's Day Out, then I was offered a full time teaching job at a private school where my children could attend. After prayerful consideration, i left that job to homeschool my children for the next seven years. We had a great time being together, but I knew I couldn't teach the high school subjects that my son needed. I planned to send him back to the private school for high school and continue home schooling my daughter. God had other plans. When we went for registration, I was offered a job. I taught fourth grade for the next ten years there, when God called me to come to GSIC.
There have been a lot of changes in my life. I had to get my Middle Grades Math added to my certificate. I bought a new car for my new school ride. i now have to work with 92 sixth grade students instead of 36 fourth grade students. I am learning al lot about all of my students and I am enjoyiing to learn new things along with them. It has been an exciting few months and I looked forward to many years here until God has a new plan for me.