Lorelei was born in Florida, but raised as a native Southern Californian. She is a proud graduate of many California public schools from kindergarten to graduate school.
Lorelei earned her Bachelor of Arts at the UC San Diego in psychology. After discovering she would enter the teaching profession rather than become a doctor, Lorelei completed her Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential at San Diego State University. Later, Lorelei enrolled at SDSU and earned an Administrative Credential and a Master of Arts in educational leadership as a member of a cohort. Lorelei has joined a new cohort for doctoral study at SDSU that began in Fall 2010.
Lorelei's career journey began decades ago with San Diego Unified School District as an elementary teacher. Over the years, Lorelei has taught many students in general education, summer session and extended day studies. Lorelei has worked extensively with students who are challenged with not performing to their potential. These experiences inspired Lorelei's ongoing quest for student achievement and the determination to push student learning to the highest level for ALL students.
As an administrator, Lorelei has advocated for student access to high-quality instruction and expectations, as well as for the monitoring of school-wide, subgroup and individual trend data to support improved student achievement, including students who are already advanced. Lorelei hopes to learn how to successfully turn around a school and a district through participation in SDSU's doctoral program in educational leadership so that she will become a leader who makes a profound difference in our students' public education experience. Lorelei believes that providing a high-quality education for ALL students is a right, not an opportunity. As a result, the futures of our students will not only be protected, but will be open to wherever their path takes them.
Lorelei enjoys reading, traveling, photography, scrapbooking and baking. Spending time with her niece and nephew is her favorite thing to do for fun. Nothing is better than a great walk with a friend.