Lorrie Harrison

Lorrie Harrison

Special Education

Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Grand Valley State University; Master of Arts, Literacy Studies, Grand Valley State University

Mrs. Harrison is a special education teacher at Michigan Connections Academy. Working primarily with seventh-grade students, Mrs. Harrison has a passion for meeting her students’ individual needs and helping them thrive in school and life. Mrs. Harrison shares more below.

Why I Became A Teacher

I always knew that I wanted a career where I could help people. After exploring different options, I found that my passion was in teaching. I also had a love for psychology. Special education allowed me to combine the two into a career that I really enjoy.

The Online School Experience

I love the flexibility that teaching at Michigan Connections Academy brings me and being able to address my students’ individual needs. I am able to get to know my students and their families better than I could in a traditional brick-and-mortar school. I also have more time to work with students individually to help them be successful.

We spend time during LiveLesson® sessions talking and getting to know each other in order to create a community within our class. Students are also invited to attend “recess” LiveLesson sessions with their classmates and are able to attend field trips (this year, virtually).

My Interests

My husband and I have a 3-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old son. We love playing outside together and going for walks. I also enjoy sewing, crafting, reading books, and watching football!

"Michigan Connections Academy is a great option for any student, but especially for those who have struggled in a traditional classroom. We can provide flexible, individualized, high-quality instruction that prepares students for life beyond the classroom."

—  Ms. Harrison