Aurora Lora is responsible for leading and overseeing Oklahoma City Public Schools with approximately 46,000 students and 5,000 staff members.
Lora joined Team OKCPS in 2014 and was responsible for developing, implementing and supervising districtwide curriculum, working with human resources to train and evaluate staff, and monitoring student achievement and school effectiveness.
Prior to this, Lora served as an Assistant Superintendent for the Dallas Independent School District, Executive Director of PK-12 schools for Seattle Public Schools, and was a middle/high school principal in Portland Public Schools. A 2000 Teach For America corps member, Lora taught 4th grade at Ryan Elementary School in Houston, Texas.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and master’s in education policy and management from Harvard University.