Phone: 847-675-8236


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Education - Northeastern Illinois University Master of Literacy - Judson University Master of Reading (Reading Specialist) - Concordia University Master of Teaching and Leadership - St. Xavier University English Language Learner Endorsement - National Louis University

Ms. Lora Rainey

Dear families,


Welcome to the world of 4th grade! I am so pleased to be your child's teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. We have many exciting learning experiences ahead of us!


This is my 24th year teaching at Rutledge Hall, and my 23rd year teaching 4th grade. I taught one year in 3rd grade, which helped me gain a better perspective on my incoming 4th graders! I have a master's degree in teaching and leadership, reading, and literacy. I have an endorsement in English as a Second Language and a Reading Specialist certificate. I am a life-long learner and hope to pass on this passion to all of my students!


I have a 17-year-old daughter who is a senior at Niles West. My daughter and I are both animal lovers. We have a rescue mutt named Theo, a retired greyhound named Detroit, and the boss of the house: a cat named Remy. After work, I enjoy taking the dogs on walks around the neighborhood ... or maybe they are walking me!