Lorna grew up in rural England and spent a lot of time playing outdoors. Her first job was at The American School in London, and working there inspired her to become a teacher. Lorna graduated from the University of Sussex with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She taught in private boarding schools and public schools for several years and then got “itchy feet”. Lorna went to work for a British ski company in the Alps, in the truly idyllic resort of Wengen, Switzerland. She went on to sail in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and U.S. before finally settling down with her husband on the eastern shore of Maryland.
Lorna taught at Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta for 17 years, mostly in second grade. She loves seven-year-olds’ enthusiasm for all aspects of school life. Having all the wonderful features and resources of Chewonki so easily accessible for inclusion in academics is very exciting to her as she looks ahead to next year. She is passionate about taking children outside and providing opportunities for them to be active as they learn.
Lorna and her family moved to Newcastle 20 years ago and have enjoyed raising their children here. They have had many family outdoor adventures skiing, cycling, camping, hiking, canoeing, and sailing along the Maine coast. Outside of school, Lorna has coached cross country running at Great Salt Bay and nordic skiing at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. She loves spending time in her garden at home, maintaining the trails in the woods and volunteering with Midcoast Conservancy.