Lori Cunningham

Lori Cunningham

NHS Teacher

High School Health and
Physical Education


How many years have you been teaching?

I have been teaching for 30 years.

Have you taught at any other schools? If so, where did you teach and which subject(s) did you teach?

I taught Kindergarten-8th Grade P.E. in Athens, TN, Kdg-6th Grade in New Boston, and Northwest Elementary School for 24 yrs., and I am presently in my 3rd year at Northwest High School.

Where did you attend college and which degree(s) do you have?

I went to Shawnee State for 2 years and continued for 4 years at Berea College (KY), graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in K-12 Physical Education.

In high school what activities/sports were you involved in?

Everything! I played volleyball, basketball, softball, and tennis. I was in the band, Honor Society, Student Council, Bible Club, Drama Club, and Scholarship Teams.

Did you work prior to becoming a teacher? If so, where, for how long?

I was from a family of 8 kids, and we worked every day! During high school I passed newspapers, cut grass, and shoveled snow for spending money!  In the summer during college, I worked for the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services.

Do you have another job after school or in the summer?

I am a full-time Mom all summer!

What did you always want to be when growing up?

A teacher is what I always wanted to be.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I love tennis, going to tennis tournaments, traveling, and watching professional sports on T.V. We have a black lab named Duchess and 2 cats, Lucy and Hallie.

What do you like most about Northwest?

I think Northwest is a big school district but everyone knows everyone else. It is good to know the parents of my students, many of whom I also have taught!

What advice do you want to give to your students?

Be careful of the decisions you make now that will impact your life forever! Give everything your best shot so that you have no regrets and don’t ever give up!

What are your favorite movies?

Too many to list just one! A Walk In the Clouds, Unbroken, Schindler’s List, etc.

What are your favorite songs?

Anything Billy Joel, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Amazing Grace

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Carolina Beach, NC

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