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Jan. 17, 2023

Unlock Your Potential: Lorraine Connell's Inspiring Journey From Chemistry Teacher to Educational Leader

Unlock Your Potential: Lorraine Connell's Inspiring Journey From Chemistry Teacher to Educational Leader

Lorraine's Episode

Are you feeling stuck in your career? Do you feel unfulfilled in your current role and are looking for a way to make a change but don't know where to start? If so, the story of Lorraine Connell is here to help.

Lorraine was a successful chemistry teacher for many years and loved her job. She connected with her students and was passionate about her subject matter. However, she felt it was time to move on to something else. After applying for a middle management position, Lorraine was devastated when she was not chosen.

For the next five years, Lorraine felt less and less supported by her administration. In 2018, however, she was given the opportunity to teach a student leadership class. This allowed her to make more authentic connections with her students and rediscover her love for teaching.

Lorraine is now the owner of Peers not Fears, LLC, and a veteran educator of over 20 years. She works with schools and youth-serving organizations to coach educators and students and is the host of the podcast Education Unimagined. In 2022, Lorraine left her full-time chemistry teaching job to work with interested schools, families, and communities to develop more equitable access and empowerment of students.

Lorraine's story is an inspiring one. It's proof that making a career change is possible and that it can lead to amazing opportunities. So if you're feeling stuck in your career, take the first step and start exploring the options available.

To learn more about Lorraine's story and hear from current and past students about their educational experiences, check out Education Unimagined Podcast and The Life Shift Podcast. To learn more about Peers not Fears, LLC and their work, visit www.peers-not-fears.com.

Don't let fear hold you back from making a change - you never know what opportunities might come your way. So take a chance and make the shift.