Lori Becker brings a wealth of experience and passion to the TKAE Early Childhood Program since 2012, where she serves as the Curriculum Specialist. With a B.S. in Elementary Education specialized in Special Education and Judaic Studies from the University of Florida, and an M.A. in Early Childhood from Nova Southeastern University, Lori is well-equipped to inspire young minds.
Lori’s dedication to her profession is evident through her active memberships in esteemed organizations like NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), Children’s Forum, Zero to Three, and JECP (Jewish Early Childhood Professionals). With a remarkable 25-year journey as an educator, including a decade as a Professor of Early Childhood at Kaplan University, her expertise shines.
As the Curriculum Specialist, Lori cherishes the opportunity to collaborate with teachers weekly, creating exciting, hands-on, and innovative activities for the children. Witnessing the joy on the children’s faces as they learn something new is what truly fuels her passion.
Lori and her husband Todd, along with their daughters, Saige and Sloan, have been temple members since 2008, making them an integral part of the TKAE community. Saige and Sloan have had the privilege of graduating from the Early Childhood Program and actively participating in the youth groups, cementing their connection to the temple. Together, Lori’s family embodies the spirit of engagement and dedication that makes TKAE such a vibrant place.