Phone: (208) 855-4300


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Mrs. Lori Welk

Welcome to Mrs. Welk’s Kindergarten!


I am honored to have the privilege of teaching your child this year. It is a charge I take seriously, and honor respectfully. As we begin this interesting academic year, I would like to introduce myself, as well as share some thoughts and information. My name is Lori Welk and I will be your child’s teacher this year for Kindergarten at Mary McPherson Elementary. I am excited about having this opportunity. First, I will share my previous teaching and professional experiences. I studied elementary education at The University of Wisconsin-River Falls and currently live in Boise. Over the years, I have had many teaching opportunities in the five different states I have lived in. Each experience has helped me grow as a teacher and understand the importance of quality education in the early years of a child. I have worked with a young child for more than 20 years. This will be my 11th year teaching in a certified position, my 6th year in the West Ada district and my first year as a Wild Cat.

I believe you are the expert when it comes to your child. You have already spent many years as the most important teacher in his/her life. The more we communicate, the better chance we’ll have of maximizing your child’s potential. I am ready to take on the joy and the challenges that this new school year brings and working as a team to help your child learn and become the best. We live in a world that can have unexpected bumps along the way. We can overcome these obstacles by working together. The relationship I have with you and your child is important to me. Feel free to use the contact information below if you have questions, concerns and/or ideas.