Lori Becker is the project manager for the US Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition Grant-Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers. Her work focuses on increasing the number of early childhood education bilingual and ESL teacher candidates. She also works in collaboration with community partners to provide professional development focused on STEM and dual language learners.
Becker previously taught courses in the early childhood education program at UWM in addition to supervising student teachers. She has a commitment to urban education and creating partnerships between schools, families and the community. Prior to UWM Becker consulted with the Milwaukee Public Library Books2Go program focusing on promoting early literacy skills in child care centers. Most of her early childhood teaching experience was with the Milwaukee Public Schools. She earned her B.A. in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her M.A. in Teacher Leadership from Silver Lake College.