Lori Hart is a resident of Ocoee, Florida, and a lifelong learner. She is a graduate of the Florida A&M University and received a B.S. in Nursing. She also received a second Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the University of South Florida. She completed her master’s in education with a specialization in K-8 Mathematics and Science at the University of Central Florida. She is currently working as a First-Grade teacher at Ocoee Elementary. Some of Mrs. Hart’s accomplishments include Teacher of the Year for the 2016-2017 school year at Ridgewood Park Elementary, and again for the 2018-2019 at Ocoee Elementary. Mrs. Hart has participated on several OCPS district committees, contributing to the professional development of teachers and the success of our children. She is also a mentor for new teachers, a grade level team leader, and the Faculty Advisory Committee Chair at Ocoee Elementary.

Away from work, Lori Hart is an ordained minister, and has served as the Christian Education and Youth Director on local, district, and regional levels. She offers free tutoring to students in the community to prepare them for FSA testing with a 100% passing success rate with a score of 3 and higher. She is also the Chair-Elect of the City of Ocoee Advisory Board, Human Relations Diversity Board (HRDB). She has been involved in organizing the City of Ocoee’s Day of Remembrance, Martin Luther King Parades, and Black History Month Essay Contest. She also contributed to the establishment of The Ocoee Massacre Remembrance Marker and the City of Ocoee Proclamation. In addition, she was a candidate for City Commissioner, District 4, 2020-2021.

Lori is happily married to Ages Hart, in which they are proud parents of three beautiful young ladies. Her hobbies include reading, ice skating, and fishing with her husband.

What Mrs. Hart finds most exciting about being a Noyce Master Teacher Fellow is the opportunity to grow and improve as a teacher, collaborating with co-workers, administration, parents, district officers, and community. It is her desire to start a school with an emphasis on STEM to bring attention to the wonder, beauty, and importance of mathematics in everyday lives.