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Summer Principals Academy NYC
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Lorraine Riley

B.A. in History and Government, Georgetown University. Lorraine began her teaching career three years ago. She was a founding 8th grade English teacher at St. Bernard Middle School when it re-opened after Hurricane Katrina. In her first year of teaching, Lorraine's students closed the "gap" between their previous year's scores and those of the highest performing parish in Louisiana by 66% on the high-stakes exam. In her second year, she took on various leadership roles within her school and district serving as a TAP mentor teacher, developing professional development sessions, implementing data tracking and analysis, and writing interim exams. Her role as a member of the middle school improvement committee led to her current position as the district's English curriculum coordinator. She is designing a new rigorous English curriculum aligned to the Common Core Standards and coaching teachers across four middle schools and three grade levels. Originally a self-avowed "Yankee," she has found a home and a calling in St. Bernard Parish. She aspires to serve as a transformational principal of her founding school and foster a culture of high expectations and academic excellence within all St. Bernard Parish schools