Meet the Teacher

Lori Hilliard

My name is Lori Hilliard and I am thrilled to be teaching Drama to both 5th 6th graders. Raised in Buncombe County, I graduated from Reynolds High School and went to UNC-Asheville to study theatre (acting and directing).  After college I performed with a professional children's theatre company touring the Southeast.  Two years later, I returned to Asheville to earn my teaching certification and started my teaching career teaching high school drama in both Henderson and Buncombe counties.  I have been involved in theatre all over Asheville for over 20 years as an actress, designer, educator and director.  This is my fourth year teaching at Koontz Intermediate and I am so excited to be sharing with young people the artform I love. When I am not teaching I am spending time with my family, McRae, my husband and two incredible girls, Preston and Fairly.  We all have a love of the stage and enjoy giving back to our community.  
Please feel free to contact me at: with questions or just to introduce yourself. Email is the best way to reach me, but you may also leave a message for me by phone at school 684-1294.  I will do my best to contact you within 24 hours. 
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