Lori Krzeszewski, Executive Director
Lori has been working in urban schools and communities in Charlotte since 2002. After receiving her M.A.T. in elementary education from the University of Pittsburgh, she accepted a teaching job with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. She left the classroom after six years of teaching to pursue a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on urban education. She has spent time teaching and doing research in Cambodia, as well as at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College. Lori has extensive experience working in school and community based programs in the U.S. and abroad. She is passionate about supporting students’ creative experiences and believes education is essential to personal empowerment and social transformation.