Representative Lorie Ball (R)

Rockingham - District 25

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Home Address

22 Arlington Pond Court
Salem, NH  03079-1702
Seat #: 2049

Additional Information

House Committee Information
Committee Name: Children and Family Law
Position:  Member
Committee Phone:  603-271-3529
Committee Function:
It shall be the duty of the Committee on Children and Family Law to consider matters relating to children and youth, their rights, obligations, and protection, including all matters covered by RSA 169-B, 169-C, and 169-D, divorce, custody and child support; the application of criminal laws and sentencing to children and such other matters as may be referred to it.

Personal Biography
In 2009, Lorie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rivier University with a Master of Education in Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities, and was certified as a Reading and Writing Specialist in 2011. Most recently, Lorie was accepted into the Education in Leadership and Learning Doctoral Program in 2018.

Although, recently retired from teaching, Lorie was certified in NH in the following areas of education: Elementary Education (K-8), General Special Education (K-12), Emotional Behavioral Specialist, and Reading and Writing Specialist (with emphasis on dyslexia). Lorie is well-versed in the Science of Reading and trained in Orton-Gillingham, Wilson, and Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program (LiPS) reading programs - as well as other lesser known reading and writing programs. While working as a middle school Special Education teacher, Lorie taught students in 11of the 13 areas of special education.

Prior to COVID-19, Lorie was self-employed as an Educational Advocate. This experience allowed Lorie to attend many Special Education Team meetings in southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts schools. It also gave Lorie insight into how different school districts approach general education instruction as well as specialized instruction.
Local Government Involvement
Although never elected to other local government positions, Lorie has been very active in her local community through involvement in the Salem Area Women’s Club (Treasurer), the Greater Salem Rotary Club, the Salem Lions Club, and the Derry-Salem Elks Lodge.
Miscellaneous Information:
Lorie has spent the last 30 years fighting to change how reading is taught in NH schools. In March 2022, persistent state-wide low proficiency scores in reading, math, and science inspired Lorie to run for the Salem School Board. Although she earned the votes of1,630 Salem residents, the final tally fell short of exceeding the votes of her twenty-one-year incumbent opponent by 74 votes. Not to be discouraged, Lorie ran for one of the nine Salem State Representative seats and is now serving her first term in the State House.