Welcome to "Education Island"! My name is Lora Randles. I'm certified in K-6 elementary education and 7-12 English Language Arts. I have taught at all levels, primary grades, middle and high school. My husband, Jim Randles, is a secondary social studies teacher with teaching experience in both the middle and high school. He has also taught English in Poland. We have a combined 39 years of experience. We are both currently employed at a public middle school where we teach middle school ELA and social studies respectively.
For us, education is more than a job; it's a way of life. We find it is always with an eye out for the classroom that drives our travels, pleasure reading, and life. As a married couple and parents, we are devoted to instilling a love of learning for both our children and our students. We share a common philosophy of guiding active learning and always challenging our students to become their very best. We have worked extremely hard over the years developing and implementing lessons that have been exciting to watch come to life. We truly hope you find meaningful lessons, simulations, activities, and more. Everything Is Awesome!
Pride of the Island; student selected teacher appreciation award that one graduating teacher honors one teacher in their lifetime. Who's Who in America's Teachers
Lora - Attended Fredonia State University (1991-1995) for my bachelor's degree in elementary education. I received my master's degree from Buffalo State College in multidisciplinary studies in 2001. Jim - Attended Buffalo State College for both his bachelor's degree in secondary social studies education and a master's degree in multidisciplinary studies. We currently at "Master's +60" on our teaching contract having taken sixty extra credit hours beyond our master's degree each.
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