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Mrs. Lori Kemme

Hi!  My name is Lori Kemme and I’m super excited to be joining the 3rd grade team at Pinckney Elementary!  

I’m a mid-west girl, originally from Hutchinson, KS.  I moved away to Louisiana for college where I received my undergrad degree from Southeastern Louisiana University on a track/cross-country scholarship.  After returning to Kansas, I found my husband, Scott, and my beloved home in Lawrence. ☺

I have some Pinckney history as I taught mostly 4th grade at Pinckney for 6 years from 2001-2007 (during my 8 years in the district). I am filled with Panther Pride! I also received my Master’s of Education degree from Baker University during this time.

In May of 2006, I packed up my classroom to stay home with my first-born son.  It was such a hard decision as I loved teaching and being at Pinckney so much! Now, over a decade later, my son, Ronan, is 13 with a younger brother, Gage, who just turned 12.  Over the years, I’ve volunteered a lot, subbed a bit, and am now eager to return to leading a classroom of my own! 

In my spare time, I enjoy running, reading, binge-watching a wide variety of shows, camping, hiking, and traveling.  I look forward to getting to know you all!