Lori is beyond excited to be returning to OLP. Since leaving OLP in 2013, Lori has been living and working in New York and in the Houston, Texas area. While there, she survived her daughter’s major illness, Hurricane Harvey, and teaching 9th grade in a school of almost 5,000 kids! Professionally, Lori’s been working on differentiation, the Reader/ Writer Workshop method, and keeping abreast of current young adult writers. She is looking forward to SPRING SING, being in a Catholic school, and reconnecting with her OLP family. Lori is living in Chula Vista with her husband, her in-laws, and their four dogs. Her daughter Claudia attends school at Texas State and her son Jordan attends school… somewhere. At this time of this bio, he still hadn’t decided!