North Platte High School | Journalism
Lori Larson is a secondary-level journalism teacher at North Platte High School in Nebraska, USA. She advises the student newspaper, The North Platte Bulldogger, and the yearbook, The Round-Up. Larson also teaches beginning journalism and photography.
Lori has been teaching for over 15 years and has received several awards including a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching sponsored by the U.S. Department of State in 2011. While living in Argentina, she worked closely with universities, local schools and individual teachers to enhance the country’s capacity to use instructional technology effectively to improve student engagement and learning. In addition to her Fulbright research, she is an accomplished educational technology consultant assisting local, national and international schools with the integration of technology into their current pedagogical practices.
Before teaching, Lori was the director of public relations for North Platte Public Schools and executive director of the North Platte Public Schools Foundation, Inc. During this time, she won several national awards of excellence in communication awards and was instrumental in the bond campaign to build a new high school. Previous to that experience, she was a reporter and anchor for KNOP-TV (NBC).
Lori has a masters of instruction and curriculum (2008) and a bachelors of arts in education (1997) both from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and a bachelors of arts in journalism from the Colorado State University (1991).
Lori places “traveling” on the top of her hobby list, but also enjoys music, reading and cooking. She speaks English and basic Spanish.