About Mrs. Norris

Hello UP Panther Family!

My name is Lainie Norris and I am beyond thrilled for to be teaching at UP! I grew up in Longview, Texas and received my Bachelor's Degree from Texas A&M . After college I moved to Dallas, Texas where I began my teaching career.


I am a newlywed and am loving the married life. My husband, Mitchell love to listen to live music at the Arboretum. I have a cute cat and enjoy snuggling with my kitty while reading a great book. I enjoy road trips, cooking, live music, football (GO Aggies!), and spending time with my family and friends!


I love that I get to do my number one passion everyday, which is working with children!  To see a child fall in love with something, to watch them go head over heels for a concept or idea, to be completely enthralled in a moment of joy- curiosity just spills over, their excitement becomes contagious, and a life-long seeker is born!  This is what keeps me teaching!