Lori Morrow is native of Southern California. She attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics and International Political Science. Lori also participated in Air Force ROTC during college and, after graduation, was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. She served five years as an Intelligence Officer with assignments at Langley AFB, Virginia, and Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, and two combat deployments to the Middle East.
Lori separated from the Air Force as a Captain in 2002 to become a full-time mom and continued to support her husband Eric’s Air Force career. The Air Force brought the family to Bowie, Maryland in 2005, where they settled permanently after Eric’s military retirement in 2013. Lori has two children, Matthew and Allison, who currently attend Prince George’s County Public Schools.
Lori has served in many volunteer roles since 2002, including military spouses’ organizations and her children’s preschool and public schools. Since 2010, Lori’s role as a parent leader in PGCPS has grown from elementary school PTA President and middle school PTSO President to becoming a member of the PGCPS Board of Education’s Parent and Community Advisory Council.
Mrs. Morrow is currently a board member of the Prince George’s County Advocates for Better Schools, a grass-roots advocacy group that works to educate the community about school operations and encourage them to take a more active role in education. Lori worked as a Parent Organizer with the Prince George’s County Educators’ Association (PGCEA) to connect parents and community members with educators during their Bargaining for the Common Good campaign in 2019. As Parent Organizer, she has also collaborated with PGCEA, Progressive Maryland and CASA de Maryland to establish the Prince George’s County Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools (AROS) coalition, empowering parents, staff and community members to take greater ownership of public education issues.
Lori’s experiences in building parent relationships with educators and community members brings a strong parent voice to the Maryland State Board of Education in support of all Maryland’s children.