In their nomination, they wrote, "This is Lori's third year teaching 5th grade. She works tirelessly to ensure that her students are thinking and learning. She is always coming up with new and innovative ways to ensure that her students are learning the content, and creating deeper understandings. Lori creates rich learning experiences so her students can live their learning. She is kind and cares deeply for her students, and it shows. All of her students love her.Lori also works closely with her team, helping to create interactive math centers, as well as working to support them in teaching thinking strategies.Lori truly deserves this award."