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Mrs. Loralie Cole-Holmbo

Achieve Institute 4th/5th-Grade Teacher

Welcome!  Mrs. Cole-Holmbo is excited to be in her seventh year at Achieve Institute.  She has been specializing in gifted education and differentiation for more than 12 years.  She has taught in a variety of settings, including the Zuni Pueblo Reservation in New Mexico, an Expeditionary Learning charter school, and several urban schools where she lived in Denver for 14 years.  Mrs. Cole fondly remembers her own fifth-grade teacher, Ms. Dianne Grando - who included many hands-on and cooperative activities - and tries to model her classroom after those wonderful experiences. 

She recently began to share her expertise in her own store on Teachers Pay Teachers!  Check out her activities here: 

Mrs. Cole has a husband and a 19-year-old daughter (both are identified as gifted!), and they love to camp, hike, cook, ride bikes, swim, travel, and watch movies together.

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