Mrs. Lowry began her career in education as a 2007 Teach For America corps member in Los Angeles. She taught a sixth grade self-contained level 1 English learner class at John Liechty Middle School here in Pico-Union. Mrs. Lowry then spent two years in Washington DC where she taught fifth grade non-fiction and sixth grade math at KIPP DC: AIM Academy. Upon return to Los Angeles Mrs. Lowry taught fifth grade reading at KIPP Academy of Opportunity in South Los Angeles where her students consistently demonstrated more than two years of reading growth in one academic year. It was through this experience that Mrs. Lowry developed her love for reading instruction. Prior to joining Equitas as the Founding School Director at Equitas Academy #3, Mrs. Lowry served as the Lower School Dean at KIPP Academy of Opportunity. Mrs. Lowry has a BA in Sociology and Afro-American & African Studies from the University of Michigan and an MA in Educational Leadership from Columbia University. In her spare time Mrs. Lowry loves training for marathons and exploring Los Angeles’ best restaurants.