Lois is a Utah native, having lived most of her life along the Wasatch Front. She has also briefly lived in places including Indiana, Paris and Helsinki. She has been an educator for over three decades, teaching early childhood, elementary, middle school, high school, and college level classes. Her bachelor's degree, from Regis University, is in Early Childhood and Montessori Education. Lois also holds a M.Ed. In Educational Leadership and a Ph.D in Instructional Psychology and Technology. After almost a decade at Western Governors University where, among other things, she was chair of the Elementary and Early Childhood Teacher Education programs, Lois came to Walden as the Director of the Elementary programs. She now serves as the school's Executive Director.