by Emily Beckman | |
Lori Luepke

Lori Luepke worked as an auditor for an international accounting firm after she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, graduating with high distinction.  She was later pursuing a PH.D. at Carlson when the University forwarded a request for a long-term math substitute job that was immediately available.  “Teaching high school students was the most challenging job I had ever had, but definitely the most rewarding; I had found my calling,” she recalls.  “I feel that the type of high quality education DeLaSalle offers to a diverse population, coupled with the commitment to service and character that is engendered in its young people, is vital not only for each individual but for our world as a whole.”  Ms Luepke then earned her teaching license in Mathematics Education through a Master’s in Education program at the U of M.  She was so touched by DeLaSalle’s mission for its students that she believes it was fate when there was an opening for a mathematics teacher shortly thereafter in 2001. She has been teaching at DeLaSalle ever since.  Ms. Luepke and her husband are long-time residents of their South Minneapolis home which they now share with “assorted” chihuahuas from their animal rescue work.  She enjoys traveling, reading, keeping active at the local gym and spending time outdoors.