Lori Alhadeff was raised in New Jersey and lived there for over thirty eight years. She graduated from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education and a Master of Arts in Education from Gratz College.
She is a former K-12 Health and Physical Education teacher. Lori obtained her certification in Health and Physical Education in the State of New Jersey and her certification in Health and Physical Education in the State of New York. She was employed four years at Union Township School in Hampton, New Jersey where she coached volleyball, cheerleading and softball. She also has experience as a Health & Physical Education teacher for children with dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities at Windward School.
For fourteen years, Lori was a stay at home mom of her three children. When her daughter, Alyssa, was tragically killed at Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018, she founded Make Our Schools Safe, dedicated to protecting students and teachers at school. She founded the 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization with her husband of 17 years, Dr. Ilan Alhadeff, and became a school safety advocate. In 2018, she was elected to The School Board of Broward County, Florida and currently serves as District 4 Board Member. She is also a fundraising volunteer for the Parkland Soccer Club.