Lorie is a San Diego native and a beach girl through and through. Lorie taught at Barbizon School of Modeling in San Diego from 1986 – 1993. She also worked as the Assistant Publicity Director for San Diego Bullocks department stores during that time period. In 1986, Lorie developed Etiquette and Poise classes for girls ages 6 -18, teaching those in both southern California and Arizona Department stores and independently for over 25 years.  Lorie earned her B.A., with an emphasis in Education, from San Diego State University and her teaching credential from Chapman University, Orange, CA.  Lorie began teaching at VCA in 2001. She taught second grade here for 11 years.   Her daughter, Blair, attended VCA from Kindergarten through 6th grade, as well. In 2012, Lorie moved to northern California to reunite with and marry her high school sweetheart. While in California, Lorie taught 1st grade at Woodland Christian School for 8 years. Lorie also served as lead teacher and mentor teacher in K-2 grades. God has called Lorie to return to the Verde Valley and VCA along with her husband and step son. She is excited to be back.  




Igniting Hearts. Unleashing Minds


We are a vibrant community who exist for the purpose of assisting families in their God-given call to educate their children. We partner with a variety of families including those who are looking for a strong Christian foundation as well as those who are passionate about finding a safe environment with high expectations and quality academics. Located on the campus of the Verde Community Church we are blessed to have bright spacious classrooms, a full-size gymnasium, and a large playground complete with a plethora of equipment More Info >>


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7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm