Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elementary Education - minors in Math & Science M.S. in Elementary Education

Mrs. Lorna Rootare

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am Lorna Rootare and happy to be in Family Three. I am part of a three person team with Mrs. Kathy Frame (teaching social studies for our team)and Mrs. Natalie Wahl (teaching reading), while I teach the science for us. This will be my 22nd year of teaching the 5th and 6th grades, our Family Three students, at Webster. I love these ages, they are old enough to understand humor, have multiple things going on, and are pretty willing to try new things.  My first grade teacher was a hero to me and I have wanted to be a teacher since being in her class. I attended Eastern Michigan University for both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Elementary Science and Math. 

The kinds of things that bring balance to me are relationships; with my family, friends, and students. I also try to treat each day as a new day and take care of myself. This includes exercising and in the summer also kayaking with my daughter, Sidney. My husband and I are parents to four awesome kids, (yes, I may be a bit biased.) Time for exercising is getting a little easier as my children are all adults now. I can also take the time that I like to with school because my children are pretty much grown with my 'baby' now in his sophmore year of college. Although math and science are my main background, I like to help students find ways to incorporate creativity into their learning and as just plain fun too. Making cards is a favorite creative outlet for me as is baking, and both are hobbies that I love to share. Animals are another love. My turtle, named Lucky, is a part of our class during the school year, and is the happiest turtle you will ever meet, truly! He very much prefers being in school to get almost unlimited attention from students as compared to only me and my daughter at home. Finally, the last major thing that makes me happy is reading. I am a news junkie, and almost always am reading multiple books at a time. 

With a little background on me professionally and personally, I want you to also know it is my most sincere wish that home and school will work together to form a support team for the students in my class. Positive attitudes and consistent support make the school experience good for most students and do even more for those dealing with any type of difficulty. Together, we can be the difference that helps your child to be successful. If you need to reach me please use email as this is checked multiple times daily. Thank you for entrusting your child and their learning to me. 


Lorna Rootare


Below you will find links to the other Family Three teacher websites.

Mrs. Frame