- Amanda Lorie teaches Kindergarten at Donald L. Rheem Elementary School in Moraga. She has taught kindergarten, first, and second grades, as well as Reading Recovery, and has been teaching for over ten years. Mrs. Lorie has her B.A. from Boston University, her Multiple Subject Teacher Credential and CLAD certification from Cal State East Bay, her M.A.Ed. from U.C. Berkeley, where she concentrated on Human Development and Cognition, and specialized in literacy development in emergent readers. She also has her Reading Recovery Certification from St. Mary's College and is the 2017-2018 Moraga School District Teacher of the Year. She has been trained in the Columbia University’s Teacher’s College Writing and Reading Project models, and has taught them for a over six years.