Lori Elliott

3rd Grade Teacher

NCS Staff Member Since: 1995-1999, 2010

Education: Eastern Michigan University: BA in Elementary Education
Wayne State University: Masters work (Early Childhood Special Education)
Orton-Gillingham trained

Lori started her career at NCS in 1995, teaching middle school history and then first grade.  She then stayed home with her children for 11 years and tutored students with reading disabilities.  In 2010, Lori returned to NCS as a first grade teacher and recently moved into third grade. Before working at NCS, Lori was a tutor on the hematology/oncology floor at Motts Children’s Hospital.

Lori’s history with NCS started way before she became a teacher.  She was a student in fifth grade here the year NCS opened as a day school. Her sister was in third grade in the same room.

Lori and her husband Don have three sons, Noah, Seth and Luke.  Noah and Seth attended NCS from preschool through eighth grade.  Luke is a current NCS student. Lori loves sitting down with a great fiction book or biography (especially if the sun is out and there is sand nearby). She enjoys spending time with her husband and boys in northern Michigan and kayaking down the AuSable River.  Lori can often be seen cheering at a sporting event- either for her own boys or for Detroit football, soccer or hockey. She loves attending musicals, going out to dinner with friends and traveling to tropical places.

Lori says, “I love my students, and the parents I work for. I have completely enjoyed teaching where my own children have attended school. Every day is a blessing to be a small part of such a great group of fellow educators who teach because of their passion for education. My favorite subject to teach is language arts. Teaching how to read and reading comprehension is something I look forward to every morning. To be able to teach with a Biblical worldview at the center of everything makes this more than just a job to me. It truly is ‘touching lives for eternity’ and knowing I am a tiny part of that is so rewarding.”