Hi, I’m Lori, mom of three, two who graduated from a K12 online school and one who currently attends Colorado Preparatory Academy (CPA) an online public school offering a post-secondary preparedness program. Sean is my oldest and attended CU Boulder and is now completing his college education at Metro State University. My son Shannon is a Colorado Preparatory Academy graduate, currently taking a gap year and working full time, and Ashlyn, my baby girl who is not such a baby anymore, is an 11th grader.
I grew up in Merrick, Long Island, graduated Buffalo State College with a B.S. in Education, moved to Florida where my parents made their new home, married an Air Force Sergeant and one year later we received orders to Colorado, which has been home now for the past 15 years. Is that a run-on sentence or what?
In 2007, I was privileged to receive a 2 year appointment to the Governor’s Online Advisory Board which began its duties under Senate Bill 215.
Currently, I am president of the Colorado Coalition of Cyberschool Families (CCCF), an alliance of passionate parents who have come together to be powerful and vocal advocates for cyberschools and virtual learning in Colorado.
In 2008, the National Coalition For Public School Options (NCPSO) formed, an alliance of parents that supports and defends parents’ rights to access the best public school options for their children. I am honored to have served on this board as president for 2 years and as a board member for 1 year. I sat alongside other passionate, informed, and involved parents and I continue to be very closely associated with my colleagues and friends who are dedicated to maintaining the NCPSO’s mission.
In 2008, I was elected to the Colorado Virtual Academy Governing Board and was honored to have served until June 2012.
In January of this year, 2012, I became a Board Member at the University of Colorado at Boulder Parent’s Association (CUPA).
All of the above appointments and terms are and were served without pay.
I am a Senior Member and first lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), an auxiliary of the United States Air Force and I assume responsibilities of Test Control Officer. It is a privilege to serve as a Senior Member of the Civil Air Patrol, Valkyrie Cadet Squadron since 2006 and to have the opportunity to work with some outstanding cadets.
In my spare time, I enjoy working on my genealogy, walking, swimming, love to cook, going on day trips to the mountains, and mostly spending time with those I am so blessed to have in my life…family and friends.
My goal in creating this blog is to make information, resources, and user friendly sites available to help parents make informed decisions about educational options for their children. All of what I write comes from my personal experiences and understanding.
Please know that what I post is what I am most passionate about!
To Life! To Learning!