|Member of the Broward County School Board, Seat 4|
|Assumed office |
November 24, 2018
|Preceded by||Abby Freedman|
February 11, 1975
Hillsborough Township, New Jersey, U.S.
|Children||3, including Alyssa Alhadeff|
|Residence||Parkland, Florida, U.S.|
|Alma mater||The College of New Jersey (B.S.)|
Gratz College (M.A.)
Lori Alhadeff (née Robinovitz; born February 11, 1975) is an American activist, member of the Broward County School Board, and founder of school-safety organization Make Our Schools Safe. Her 14-year-old daughter Alyssa Alhadeff was killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14, 2018. Alhadeff gained national attention after making an appearance the day after the shooting on CNN, pleading President Trump to increase school security and calls for gun control.
Lori Robinovitz grew up in Hillsborough Township, New Jersey where she attended Hillsborough High School and played on the school's soccer team. She earned a bachelor of science in health and physical education from The College of New Jersey. She completed a master of arts in education at Gratz College. She is certified in the states of New Jersey and New York in health and physical education.
Alhadeff worked for the Union Township School District over the course of four years. She was a volleyball, cheerleading, and softball coach. Alhadeff worked for a year as a health and physical education teacher at the Windward School where she also coached cheerleading. A former soccer player, Alhadeff coached the sport for years.
On February 14, 2018, Alhadeff's daughter Alyssa was killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Alhadeff and her husband attended a memorial for the victims at Pine Trails Park the following day, where she appeared on CNN, pleading President Donald Trump demanding action to increase gun control and improve school safety.
Alhadeff founded a nonprofit organization, Make Our Schools Safe, which is aimed at providing safety features tailored to the specific needs of schools. These features include metal detectors, bullet-resistant glass and enhanced fencing and gates.
On February 2, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed A764, also known as "Alyssa's Law", requiring all New Jersey public schools to install silent panic alarms that will alert law enforcement during emergencies such as an active shooter, or to employ an alternative emergency mechanism approved by the Department of Education.
Alhadeff is a fundraising volunteer for the Parkland Soccer Club.
- Dusenbury, Wells. "On her birthday, friends and family remember Parkland shooting victim Alyssa Alhadeff". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
- Travis, Scott. "‘Action! We need it now!': Mother of Parkland shooting victim turns her grief into a fight for change", Los Angeles Times, September 2, 2018. Accessed August 12, 2019. "Alhadeff grew up in Hillsborough Township, N.J., about 40 miles north of Trenton."
- Muscavage, Nick. "Florida school shooting: Fund created for Alyssa Alhadeff's family", Courier News, February 16, 2018. Accessed August 12, 2019. "Alyssa's mother, Lori (Robinovitz) Alhadeff graduated from Hillsborough High School, according to posts on Facebook."
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