Lori grew up in the southwest suburbs of Denver. She attended Columbine High School graduating in 1987, completed her undergrad work at the University of Northern Colorado. A master’s degree from the University of Arizona was her next step in her journey to teach.
Texas would be Lori’s next layover as she taught the hearing impaired in the San Marco area outside of San Antonio. Not too many years after that, Lori was drawn back to her hometown.
Lori was a hearing adult that taught the deaf and hard of hearing children at both Arrowwood and Summit View Elementary Schools. Lori was a passionate teacher that loved helping her students find success in the classroom.
Lori was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in 2005. She kept her spirits up even when it was difficult to do so. Lori valiantly fought the cancer for 7 years, and throughout her chemotherapy and radiation treatments, she never stopped fighting to return to the students she loved so dearly. She consistently told her students, “You can do and be anything that you want.” Unfortunately, Lori lost her battle with cancer March 26, 2012.