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Ms. L. Gaines

Hi -

My name is Laurie Gaines, and I have had the privilege of working for the Gulfport School District for twenty-two years (eleven years at The Learning Center / Alternative School, six years at Gulfport High School, and now currently at GCMS for my 6th year).  I received my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in education from Mississippi State University.  I also have remedial reading, secondary English, and special education endorsements.

Originally from Jackson, MS, I am the proud mother of two sons (25 and 19 years old).  

Having a part in the education of your child is very rewarding to me, and I very much enjoy working with the students at GCMS.  My goal as an educator is to facilitate and promote not only academic and intellectual growth for children, but to also pave avenues for attaining success, which builds much needed self-esteem and self-confidence.  

I believe what follows then is a motivation to be lifelong learners, problem solvers, and productive members of society.  

I look forward to working with your child.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions, problems, or concerns you may have or to set up parent-teacher meetings.  My email address is