Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Church Music and Bible from The Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL Certificate in Spanish as a Second Language from The Spanish Language Institute, Costa Rica Texas Certification in Early Childhood-12 Spanish Missouri Certification in K-12 Spanish
Mrs. Lori O'Day
This will be my 18th year teaching Spanish and Music at mulitple levels in various combinations in the United States. Before that, I wrote curriculum and taught Bible and music in Spanish while serving with a faith-based non profit in Mexico City for 4 years. Before moving to Mexico, I helped run an after-school program that served students in a Detroit neighborhood, and had the privilege of helping establish a non-profit Youth Center for underserved youth in a gang-ridden neighborhood of south Chicago. My passion is to help each young person I teach realize their innate value as a human, and to help them discover the unique contribution only they can make to the world around them. I am excited to be in Smithville teaching the second-most widely spoken language in the world, and I look forward to serving the students and families here!