Degrees and Certifications:
M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning (University of St. Francis, 2013) - ESL Endorsement M.S. in Special Education (University of North Carolina, 1989) - Cross Categorical B.S. in Special Education (Greensboro College, 1981) - LD, ED, MH
Mrs. Lori Lear
Hello! I am Mrs. Lear. I welcome you and your students to J.R. Tibbott Elementary School. Go Tigers! I began teaching in 1981 and have been a Special Education teacher for over 28 years! I came to Tibbott in 2006, first as an Instructional Reading Assistant and then in 2010 as a Supported Education/Resource Teacher. I have taught students at every grade level at Tibbott, spending the majority of my time co-teaching with the 4th grade team. Prior to coming to Valley View School District, I taught in Marquardt School District (Glendale Heights) for 5 years and was a substititute teacher in Naperville District 204 while a stay-at-home mom for 4 years. Prior to our move to Illinois, I taught for over 16 years in North Carolina. My husband and I have a daughter in graduate school. We love to travel, garden, visit with friends and relatives, and go for walks with our favorite dog, Sammy. We also have two cats, adorable Al and reclusive Rosie. I enjoy working with all students at Tibbott and I especially love the challenge of teaching those who may not yet "get it" and figuring out what works for them so all can experience success!