Danielle Lora Hired as New Principal for Mount Pulaski Grade School

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[January 28, 2020] 

The Mount Pulaski CUSD 23 Board of Education approved Danielle Lora as the new principal at Mount Pulaski Grade School. Lora has been in education for 14 years, with the last eight years at Lincoln Elementary School District #27. She served 7 years as 6th Grade Reading/Language Arts Teacher and one year as the STEAM Coach/Media Specialist for Lincoln Elementary. Lora will replace longtime principal Gene Newton, who is retiring from Mount Pulaski after 19 years as grade school principal.

Mrs. Lora, who was one of 15 applicants for the position, excelled through two rounds of interviews before being offered the position at the January 21, 2020 Regular Meeting of the Mount Pulaski Board of Education. Mount Pulaski Superintendent Fred Lamkey reported, “The district is extremely excited to bring Mrs. Lora into the fold as an instructional leader. She has experience in instructional strategies and leading staff in curriculum development and implementation. Mrs. Lora exhibited strong leadership skills as well as an ability to build relationships with stakeholders which will be vital in facilitating school improvement.”

Danielle has also previously taught at Lincoln Junior High, Cantrall Intermediate, Springfield Jefferson Middle School and at Puntacana International School in the Dominican Republic.

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Lora obtained her undergraduate degree from Millikin University and her Masters in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education.

Mrs. Lora, who will begin her work with Mount Pulaski School District on July 1, 2020, was employed to a three year contract running through June of 2023.

[Fred Lamkey, Mount Pulaski Superintendent]

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