Mrs. Lara Riley



Degrees and Certifications:

Highly Qualified teacher, K-6 B.S. degree in Education, Hearing Impairment M.A. degree in Special Education 20+ years of classroom experience teaching children with multiple disabilities

Mrs. Lara Riley

My first teaching job ever was at Helen Keller School. I began in 1995 with the youngest class of hearing impaired students, and absolutely LOVED it!  In 2009 my husband’s job moved us to Baldwin county, and while there - I did teach a couple of years in a public elementary school.  But my heart missed HKS. In 2015, my family was able to move back to the area, and I was blessed to be hired back to my first love (professionally speaking). Overall, I’ve enjoyed teaching students from as young as 3 years old, to as old as 16.

Personally, I’m married with a 16 year-old daughter. We live in Chelsea, Alabama, and thankful to be near both my husband’s family and mine. I enjoy reading Christian fiction, geocaching, making small craft projects...and ending each day with a quiet bubble bath. :-)

Aside from teaching (you know all teachers have extra duties, right?), I'm also

And just to share materials I’ve created, I have a page on

For Remote Teaching, I created this page for sharing links with my class:

Yes, I do stay busy...and if you’re looking for educational websites that I recommend, click here.

Below is my class from the 2019-20 school year...we had lots of fun with our Lego theme!

Five students sitting together