English, History, Geography, Government
Lori Peters is the founder of One Spark Academy. She wholeheartedly believes in the principles of teaching the whole child–meeting needs academically, socially, and emotionally– and inspiring students to be healthy, balanced, and globally aware. In June 2011, after 16 years in public alternative education, Lori decided to put her energy into helping students find their spark and enjoy the process of learning with like-minded peers in a truly unique learning environment.
Her professional experience includes 15 years committed to the CVUSD’s Open Classroom Program, serving as the lead petitioner and charter author of BRIDGES K-8 Charter School in Thousand Oaks, and teaching English Language Arts to 7th/8th graders at Ventura Charter School– a wonderful “one year” opportunity only possible due to the flexible nature of One Spark Academy. At OSA, Lori enjoys teaching language arts and geography/history courses and appreciates the opportunity to build this new model in education with a close-knit team of dedicated educators. When not working, she and her husband/business partner, tech expert Todd Geist
, enjoy travel, reading, gatherings with friends and family, walking their two rescue dogs, and the pursuit of innovative, sensible, and sustainable ideas to improve education. Lori holds a multiple subject teaching credential, a BA in art, an MA in educational leadership and a preliminary administrative services credential. firstname.lastname@example.org