Mrs. Lori James

Phone: (803)306-1400


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Geography, minor in International Studies at University of South Carolina, Columbia (2002) M.A.T Master of Arts in Teaching Social Studies at University of South Carolina, Columbia (2004) James Madison Fellow, Princeton University 2010-2012 Sister Rose Thering Teaching Scholarship recipient, Seton Hall University (Holocaust Education) Endorsements in AP Human Geography, AP U.S. Government, AP United States History

Mrs. Lori James

Welcome Scholars!  I'm so excited to return for my second year at Aiken Scholars Academy!  This is my second year teaching at Aiken County Public Schools and my 16th year teaching overall!  I will be teaching AP Human Geography to the incoming freshman and AP United States History to the rising sophmores.  In addition, I'll be coaching Academic Team and serving as an advisor to our ASA Ambassadors program.  I am originally from New Jersey, but have moved around quite a bit having lived in France, Virginia, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.  I earned my B.A. in Geography and International Studies from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, where I was a member of the University of South Carolina Marching Band.  I also earned an M.A.T from the University of South Carolina in Social Studies Education.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two shih tzus. I also enjoy road biking, attending Gamecock sporting events and knitting. 

My passion in life is world travel!  I had the opportunity to study abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France when I was in college and became "hooked" on world travel and learning about other cultures.  I've currently traveled to over 20 countries on 4 continents.  Some of my recent highlights include Tunisia, Thailand, Cambodia, Ireland and Greece.  This past summer, my husband and I got to explore Portugal and visit family that lives in France.

I'm looking forward to sharing my enthusiasm for world cultures and history with the incoming classes at ASA!