Teachers - Grade 6
Welcome to the 2017-18 year at Cold Lake Middle School! My name is Mrs. Lori Urlacher and I will be one of your teachers for the next ten months.
This September marks my 28th year of teaching. I grew up in Fort McMurray and in high school my favorite subjects were English and Phys Ed. I have always loved to read and share interesting stories with others. I felt that a career in teaching would satisfy my love of literature and also allow me to teach physical education and be involved in coaching sports teams.
I graduated from the University of Alberta in 1989 and started teaching at Grand Centre Junior High. Over the years there have been some changes in our school name, staff, and community development, but three things have remained constant in my approach to teaching: organization and consistency, sharing my love of reading with students, and being involved with extra-curricular activities.
I enjoy working with students of middle school age, because it reminds me of what is important when you're a child....live in the moment and have as much fun as you can. I believe the FAMILY and ENTHUIASM are vital ingredients for a successful educational experience.
This year I expect to share many stories, sink some hoops in the gym at recess, refine your reading and writing skills and hopefully create an environment where learning and fun occur with support from home.
Looking forward to meeting you!!
I dreamed I saw a studio
And watched two sculptors there.
The clay they used was a child’s mind
And they fashioned it with care.
One was a teacher – the tools she used
Were books, sports, and art.
The other, a caregiver, worked with a guiding hand,
And a gentle, loving heart.
Day after day, the teacher toiled with a touch
That was careful, deft, and sure,
While the caregiver labored by her side
And polished and smoothed it over.
And when at last, their task was done,
They were proud of what they had wrought.
For the things they had molded into the child
Could neither be sold nor bought.
And each agreed they would have failed
If either had worked alone.
For behind the parent stood the school
And behind the teacher, the home.