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Hello, and welcome to my teacher page! My name is Ms. Lora Falkowsky, and I am simply delighted and proud to be a part of this stellar Monarch Team! I am currently in my 2nd year of teaching Earth and Environmental Science here at Northside, and am enjoying my 8th year of teaching. Although Jacksonville is now my home, I grew up in northwest Indiana, 60 miles outside of Chicago. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Sciences from Purdue University, and initially out of college, I worked for 10 years in the private sector, both in managed care and working for a large pharmaceutical company. Wanting to make more of "a difference" in this world, I went back to school to get my secondary science teaching certification from Bethel College. I could possibly best be described as a realistic idealist, and my mission as a teacher is to help my students identify their own unique interests, strengths, talents, and opportunities for growth, and to assist them in becoming the best versions of themselves. In my free time, I love spending time with my sisters, niece and nephews, reading, exploring Coastal Carolina, rollerblading, and cooking.