Dr. Lori Harper      Dr. Lori Harper has worked in the field of education for over 35 years. She has devoted her career to enhancing organizations that serve children. Her numerous career experiences have frequently involved transforming existing programs, creating organizational systems or initiating new programs.
     Dr. Harper has experienced Virginia public education as a teacher, assistant principal, elementary principal, high school principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent. She has worked in a National Blue-Ribbon school as well as with schools in improvement. As Superintendent, Dr. Harper received an Award for Excellence as a member of the first cohort of the Virginia Superintendent’s Leadership Academy. During her tenure, ACPS has received recognition as one of 12 schools in Virginia Living’s Top Schools in 2022, as one of the top 10 districts in the Richmond area for 2023, and recognition for Amelia County High School as one of the top 100 W!SE schools in the nation.
     As a young adult and undergraduate student majoring in psychology, elementary education and minoring in early childhood education, Dr. Harper achieved highest honors in psychology and was awarded the Friehofer Award in Psychology for her research on early peer interactions. She was also recognized with the American Association of University Women Award in Education.

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Dr. Lori Harper
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