Mrs. Lorelei D. Barker
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
~ Walt Disney
Lorelei Barker attended Arizona State University on a full violin scholarship where she received a B.S. in Journalism, Public Relations in 1989. She was also a member of the ASU Dance Team for four years. She obtained her post-degree certification in Secondary Education/English from Northern Arizona University in 1990 and began her teaching career with Mesa Public Schools in 1991. She earned her M.Ed from Northern Arizona University in 1998. Mrs. Barker spent the first ten years of her career coaching cheer as well as teaching English. She is currently teaching Senior English and Mythology. She was the co-coordinator for Link Crew for three years, and has taught Honors Sophomore English, AVID Sophomores, Sophomore English, Junior English, World Literature, College-Prep Writing, Yearbook, Newspaper, Journalism, Team Up for Success, Jackrabbit Nation Freshmen Orientation, and has attended the AVID training in San Diego, Sacramento, and Phoenix. She was Mesa Public Schools Educator of the Month in October 2000, and was awarded the Phoenix Suns Arizona Educator Award later that same year.
Lorelei enjoys spending time with her family, playing the violin with Tempe Symphony Orchestra, working out as much as she can at the Pilates studio, hot yoga, movies, travel, photography, musical theater, all things DISNEY, and being a mom.
I enjoy being part of the Jackrabbit family and I look forward to helping each student that enters my class succeed in every aspect of their life.