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Loree Birkenback » Biography


Loree has been with St. James for 27 years.  Her youngest son, Logan, attended St. James.  Loree spent a year teaching art and botany, a year as a Primary assistant and 12 years as the Lead Elementary teacher before stepping into the headship.  She has a degree in Life Sciences from Louisiana Tech University and a Masters of Arts in Education and Curriculum Design.  She received her Montessori training from Dallas Montessori Academy and her lower elementary certification from the American Montessori Society.
Loree lives in Rockwall with her husband.  Her son, Dylan, is in the Air Force stationed in Colorado, and her youngest son is in the Navy, stationed in Virginia.  Her oldest daughter, Bianca, works in the Primary program and her youngest daughter, Coral, works in the Toddler program.  You’ll often see her son Aaron working in the garden here at SJES.  Loree proudly announces she has 9 darling grandchildren that she can’t get enough of!  Loree enjoys spending time gardening, raising chickens, camping, running, canoeing, and playing golf with her husband.