Phone: 785.330.1987

    Email: lbyers@usd497.org

    Degrees and Certifications:

    M.S., Special Education-Gifted, Talented & Creative, Emporia State University. Emporia, Kansas. May 2011

    B.S., Secondary Education-Art, Kansas State University. Manhattan, Kansas. May 2008

    B.A., History of Art, University of Kansas. Lawrence, Kansas. December 1991

  • Mrs. Lori Byers



    This is my fourth year as Gifted Education Teacher at Billy Mills Middle School but my eleventh year teaching in Lawrence Public Schools. Before joining the Billy Mills team, I worked at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, was a stay-at-home mom to my two amazing sons, taught middle and high school gifted education in another district, and spent six years as the gifted facilitator at Prairie Park, Broken Arrow, Langston Hughes, and New York Elementary Schools. As we venture into this new, exciting distance learning, I look forward to working with sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at BMMS, renewing relationships with former students, building new connections, and facilitating challenging projects in my students' areas of strength and passion.

    It's a great day to be a Cougar!

    Happy learning,

    Mrs. Lori Byers

    Gifted Education Teacher