Lorenzen, Allison
4th Grade Language Arts Teacher


My husband Steve and I have lived in Waconia for the past 13 years. I have 2 sets of twin boys ages 14 and 10 years old. I enjoy running and watching my kids play sports.

What do you like most about BA?
I love the small class sizes at Breakaway.

Why did you get into education?
I got into education because I love working with kids and watching them grow as learners and people.

Which coach or teacher had the biggest impact on your life and why?
The teacher that impacted me the most was my dad, Tom Hammer. Growing up and watching his passion for teaching and the positive impact he had on his students made me want to teach as well.

What is the best advice you can give students at BA?
The best advice I can give is to always show Perseverance and Integrity. Never give up on your dreams.

What are your credentials and teaching experience?
Before working at Breakaway I taught at the Blake School in Wayzata as a Reading Specialist and Teaching Assistant.