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Posted May 9, 2013

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Lori Walter, L.B. Johnson MS

Lori Walter, a science teacher at LBJ Middle School is retiring this year.

Lori began her teaching career in Portales, then moved to Lovington for 2 years. She was hired by APS in 1987 and has taught science, health and physical education.

She has been around many schools in APS throughout her career. She started at Ernie Pyle Middle School teaching science and health, then moved to West Mesa High School, where she taught physical education. Her next stop was LBJ with health and physical education. From there, she made a brief stop at Van Buren teaching science, before she landed at Eisenhower Middle School teaching health and science.

Wanting to move to the West Side to be closer to home, she helped open James Monroe Middle School, teaching science. Her last stop was back at LBJ in (you guessed it) another science position. Lori has also taught summer school biology throughout her career.

Lori has always had a passion for the science curriculum. Her students were actively engaged in classroom labs, projects and technology. She has taken on many coaching assignments and leadership/sponsor roles in the schools such as science department head, IC chairperson, and student council sponsor.

Lori has three grown children (Brianna, 26, Alyssa, 21 and Josh, 18) and one granddaughter (Aubriana, 3). They all live here in Albuquerque.

She is very excited to retire from APS, but that does not mean she is retiring from teaching. She has accepted a job to teach science overseas, and will be moving to Abu Dhabi in August 2013.

She would like to thank her children, family, colleagues and friends for all the support and encouragement throughout her teaching career. It is a bittersweet retirement because she will miss all her friends that she has made throughout her career. But a new chapter is to be made in her life and now is the time to pursue the next step.

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