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Lori Otto

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year! My name is Lori Otto, and I teach special education. I am currently working on my dissertation for my doctoral degree at Nova Southeastern University in special education leadership with a focus on applied behavior analysis. I have taught at the elementary, middle school, and high school grade levels. I love being a teacher. This is my twelfth-year teaching students with special needs. I am also a sponsor for the HHS Junior Civitan Club and Panther Pals.
My teaching philosophy is based on respecting differences, building a climate of trust, and tapping into my student’s strengths and abilities. I believe we all have something to contribute and learn from each other. I enjoy learning new things from my students each day. I use multi-media-based instruction in the classroom and believe in a consistent, positive, and respectful approach to making lasting, meaningful behavior changes.
Alabama A&M University: B.S. Collaborative Teaching 6-12
Alabama A&M University: M.Ed. Collaborative Teaching K-6
Alabama A&M University: Ed.S. Collaborative Teaching K-6
Alabama A&M University: B.S. Business Administration
Alabama State Department of Education Certifications:
Collaborative Teaching Class B
Collaborative Teaching Class A
Elementary Education Class A
Collaborative Teaching Class AA
256-428-8050 Ext. 121
Special Education
Before becoming a teacher, I taught scuba diving and microgravity experiences at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center for nine years. I will always have a love for teaching diving at Space Camp. This past summer I taught behavior therapy for young students and a job coach for young adults with special needs.


Courses taught using the modified block schedule.
A Day B Day
Block 1AAS MathAAS CBI
Block 2AAS ScienceAAS ELA
Block 3AAS Social Sudies PE
Block 4AAS Life SkillsAAS Elective