A California native, Lori has spent most of her years in Orange County, with brief stints in northern California and Arizona. Following her parents' footsteps, she graduated from Biola University, receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature. Mrs. Radcliffe then completed a post-graduate year at Biola to obtain her California teaching credential. Her first teaching job took her to San Jose, California, where she taught high school English at Valley Christian High School for a year before moving back south to get married and teach at Whittier Christian High School.
After three years at Whittier Christian, Lori and her husband Ian started their family, which grew to include six awesome kids in ten years. Lori spent the next 19 years educating their children at home, giving her broad experience teaching all subjects K-8. During these years, she also worked as a proofreader for an educational publishing house. She has written and published four books of educational curriculum for Teacher Created Materials and has worked with Learning Rx as a cognitive brain trainer.
In 2014, Lori joined the CVCS faculty as the junior high homeschool co-op teacher, and in 2015 she moved to the full-time junior high as a 7th and 8th grade English teacher. She loves working with junior high students!
Lori lives in Dana Point with her husband Ian. They have finally achieved the status of empty nesters (no easy feat with six kids!) and have recently started a coffee roasting business with their adult children. She enjoys good books, good coffee, good conversation, and spending time with family. Lori loves to write, bake, sew, and create fun memories with her five grandkids when she's not grading papers.
B.A. English Literature, Biola University
California teaching credential