This year’s “Arcadian” is dedicated to Newark High School math teacher Lori Reed, of Fairport.
Normally, this would be announced during the annual awards assembly on the day students receive their yearbooks. Due to the COVID-10 shutdown, Reed learned about the honor from Jackie Miller, library media specialist, who teaches the marketing and publications class that produces the yearbook.
“I’m still flabbergasted,” she said. “It’s a great honor. The possibility never entered my mind. Math teachers don’t usually get these kinds of recognition. I’m actually glad I didn’t learn about this at an assembly. I would have been at a loss for words and ended up crying into the microphone.”
Reed currently teaches Advanced Placement statistics, Gemini pre-calculus through Finger Lakes Community College and alternative school math. She received her copy of the yearbook in early June, not long before members of the senior class received theirs in gift boxes before their night “parade” through Newark.
Reed earned her Bachelor of Arts in secondary education and Master of Science in computer education from Nazareth College in Pittsford. She has taught at NHS for her entire 35-year career.