Just back from a six-year stint in Kuwait, Lora has taught English Literature for eight years. She grew up in Kansas, earned a BA in English/Theatre from Warren Wilson College, a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Brown University, and, currently, she’s in the final stages of her PhD at Columbia University’s Teachers College.
Innovation is at the heart of her classroom practice, which, for Lora, is a concept deeply rooted in applied learning, one in which students work with each other and the community to celebrate ideas through meaningful action. At her last school, she established a TEDxYouth conference, an international service learning program, and Youth-led Participatory Action Research team that studied culture(s) in the classroom.
When she’s not thinking, reading, and writing about learning, Lora enjoys traveling and is on a quest to eat ice cream on all seven continents. (Six down, one to go.) She is elated to be joining FSI, and looks forward to the adventure of folding into the community.