Degrees and Certifications:
Mathematics, B.S., Seattle Pacific University Guidance & Counseling, M.S., Oregon State University Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Alaska
Mrs. Lorri Van Diest
I retired from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District in 2010 and was rehired in the Fall of 2018 to work as an Elementary Counselor at Iditarod Elementary. My background in education is in counseling and mathematics teaching. I was also the Curriculum Coordinator for the district, where I worked with MSBSD teacher leaders and principals. Coaching girls basketball at Colony High School was one of the highlights in my career. I had the pleasure of working with many neat young ladies, some of whom are still my friends.
I have lived in the Mat-Su Valley since 1991 and enjoy spending time outdoors. I live on Lazy Mountain, so one can often find me hiking the Lazy Mt. trail or other trails in the area. My favorite activities occur in the winter - snowshoeing and snowmachining. I have still been able to keep my snowmachining skills up to par, so my 18 year old and 20 year old sons will take me with them on some of their trips.