Mrs. Harbaugh's Teacher Page
Hello! Thank you for visiting my Teacher Page! My name is Loriann Harbaugh, and I am proud to be a Gobles Tiger! In fact, I have always been a Gobles Tiger, even when I was in college at Western Michigan University (WMU) as a Bronco. I grew up on the edge of the school property at the end of the school driveway near the football field and its parking lot. The lights of the field and the sound of the school buses leaving each morning to pick up students for another eventful day of school has always been a part of my life, so you could say that I bleed blue and orange, and I always will.
I went to school in Gobles from kindergarten through 12th grade when I graduated in 1987. I attended WMU in Kalamazoo and graduated in 1994. Yes, it took me longer than four years to complete my degree because I paid for my entire college education by myself. I always say, "Where there is a will, there is a way," and I truly believe it. I was hired at Gobles 1995. I worked as a Reading Specialist aide for two years in the elementary school, and I subbed for a year before I officially became a member of the teaching staff. After coaching cheerleading for 18 years (3 years at the middle school level, 15 years as the Varsity coach), I retired from coaching to raise my family with my husband, Corey, here in Gobles. Corey works for Fennville Public Schools as the Director of Teaching and Learning, and as the Assistant Superintendent. We have four children: Tucker (a sophomore at WMU), Emma (a member of the Gobles Class of 2017), Peyton ( a member of the Gobles Class of 2018), and Tristan, our little guy, (a member of the Gobles Class of 2023). They, too, are Tigers through and through.
I have been teaching at Gobles for 21 years, and I have taught 7th grade every year since I started here. Although I have taught 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade in the past, I am currently teaching English 7 and English 9 this year.
I am very active in our community and you will probably find me behind the concession stand counter during home football games serving up all-beef hot dogs and Walking Tacos with the works on any given fall evening during football season. Because my children are so involved in extracurricular activities, you will more than likely see me sitting in the stands for Rocket football, high school volleyball, Varsity cheerleading, Gobles Youth and Varsity basketball, and Little League and Varsity baseball games; you will also find me following the Gobles Cross Country team from the beginning of a race all the way to the finish line this year.
In my spare time, I love to read, cook, bake, laugh with my family, attend my children's extracurricular activities, and attend conferences that help me improve my teaching, as well as impact my students.
I look forward to spending the year with your student(s), and it is my privilege and an honor to be your student's teacher this year.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great day!