LoriLynn Brownell is so proud to be a part of the STEM Lab staff and brings 26 years of experience with her as the 6th-grade language arts teacher. Ms. Brownell strives to guide her students to figure out who they are and how they fit in the world through the vehicles of literature, rich discussions, written expression, and critical thinking. One of her greatest joys in being a teacher is watching her students blossom into independent thinkers who see themselves as learners capable of taking on academic challenges and finding their own pathway to success. She’s thankful to be a part of her students’ learning journey. In addition to her teaching life, Ms. Brownell has two sons, Jackson (16) and Shannon (13), and two cats, Lilly and Poppy, who keep her world lively and colorful! In her free time, Ms. Brownell loves to go swimming, watch movies, catch up with friends, or just have some quiet time to read.