Lori Boll


Lori Boll is an experienced Special Education leader with a personal connection to individuals with disabilities. 

In 2003, Lori’s son Braden was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.  This milestone event changed her focus from teaching elementary students to advocating for all children and all learners.

In Shanghai, China Lori worked as a program director for a school focused on students with special needs and went on to co-found another school, SHINE Academy also, for students with special needs. 

Lori has two graduate degrees; one in Reading Education and the other in Special Education and has been teaching for over twenty years in international schools around the world and in the United States.

Offered Courses


Course No. ED465i, ED565i

Tuition $195 ‑ $280

Quarter Credits 3

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