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Aurora Lora

Class of 2000


Aurora Lora currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Schools for Dallas Independent School District Division 3 Schools. In this capacity, Ms. Lora provides day-to-day oversight and supervision of five Executive Directors and 49 schools ranging from K-12. Prior to this role, she served as an Executive Director for PK-12 Schools in Seattle Public Schools. Ms. Lora also founded and led the Harriet Tubman Leadership Academy for Young Women, the only public all-girls middle/high school in the state of Oregon. She has also worked in numerous capacities with Teach for America as an Associate Institute Director, Instructional Coordinator, Curriculum Specialist, and teacher. Ms. Lora has been the subject of a book written by Teach for America titled Ms. Lora’s Story. Her many accolades include Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award and Houston ISD’s Ryan Elementary Teacher of the Year.

Aurora Lora holds her B.A. in Plan II Honors and Psychology Honors from the University of Texas, a M.Ed. in Education from the University of St. Thomas, a M.Ed. in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University, and is currently pursuing her Ed.d in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University