Director | Local League: Greater Haverhill
Lois grew up in Kansas and received her BS degree from Kansas University. After getting her degree, she spent the next 48 years working in elementary education. Lois also created an oral language program for preschool children, kindergarteners, and first graders. She got her Masters of Education in Reading from the University of New Hampshire. Lois was trained as a Reading Recovery teacher and ended her career as a Literacy Coordinator with a certificate from Lesley University. Since retiring, Lois has been involved in the local Head Start Program as a volunteer, and as a literacy volunteer working with adults who are learning to read and speak English. Lois became a member of the League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill in 2016. In 2018 she became the league’s president. She has organized a series of educational events from climate change to immigration to the movie RBG, and has been an active participant in the planning of many League events. She has helped with voter registration both at the naturalization ceremonies and local sites. She has worked on studies, such as the Charter School Study, and is currently on committees involved in rewriting her local league bylaws, planning for a forum on women, and improving membership. Lois has recently joined the DEI Peer Discussion Group.