Mrs. Lori Bates

Phone: 352-671-4900


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Mrs. Lori Bates

Hello Vanguard High School!! My name is Lori Bates and I am so excited to be leading the Future Educators Academy at Vanguard High School. This will be my 16th year teaching, and my second year as a Knight. Before joing the Vanguard family, I have taught third grade for ten years, fourth grade for two years, and seventh grade ELA for two years. I look forward to bringing my previous teaching experience and passion for education into the classroom to inspire future educators to the wonderful career of education. 

My husband and I will be celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary this fall and our daughter is a senior this year at Dunnellon High School. We share our home with a very spoiled dog, Gatsby and two crazy cats. 

I look foward to a very rewarding year with my students in the Future Educators Academy!