Serita Lott, principal of Southern View Elementary School, says LLCC put her on the path to success. "At the time, I didn't know all of what LLCC had to offer. However, over the course of my two years, I became involved in Student Council, the Student Center and worked in the Fine Arts and Education Department. I believe working there, as well as my instructional leaders who taught the education courses, helped start me on the path to success. I felt like even if I didn’t know if I was going to be a great teacher, they encouraged me and provided a lot of positive praise."
Lott transferred to UIS and after graduating taught fifth grade at Fairview Elementary, then earned a master's degree in educational leadership from Eastern Illinois University. She served as a guidance dean at two schools for six years., then assistant principal at Lincoln Magnet School. "Now, I have the honor of leading an elementary school of my own and am so blessed to have this opportunity."
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