Mrs. Lori Sanford



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Mrs. Lori Sanford

Mrs. Sanford grew up in Jasper, Alabama and has lived in the surrounding area most of her life.  Her family moved to Wyoming for three years at the beginning of her junior year in high school where she graduated and attended the University of Wyoming.  After returning home to sweet home Alabama, she married Tim Sanford and remained home to raise their children, Ryan, Katie, and Lori Beth.  They are all married and have blessed them with four precious grandchildren so far!  They will be celebrating 35 years together in December 2018. 

After the children were in school, Mrs. Sanford decided to go back to school and work on a teaching degree.  She graduated from Athens State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  Later she attended The University of West Alabama and achieved a Master’s degree in Library Media, and an Education Specialist degree in Library Media.  She has taught for 18 years in 1st grade, Kindergarten, 3rd grade, and 6th grade. She first became a Library Media Specialist at Abrams Elementary School in Bessemer, Alabama in 2016.  Her latest venture brought her to Berry Elementary in October 2018 as the new Library Media Specialist.  She is fulfilling her love of all things reading and sharing the excitement of a good book with students every day in the Media Center.