Getting to Here
Lorraine Bouchard

Was it being born on the Fourth of July that set Lorraine Bouchard on a lifelong path of independence?

Hers is a road less traveled.

As a teen activist, she fought her way through school, insisting on gender equity in course offerings and on the opportunity to graduate high school in less than four years.

At the age of 30, she showed the world how education should be done by founding the non-profit, independent Rainard School for gifted learners; she later worked to launch other schools in Virginia, Florida, and Ohio.

She is a lifelong champion of gifted people, and has presented nationally and internationally on the topic.

She holds an Ed.D. from the University of Houston, where her research on overexcitabilities earned the Hollingworth Award from the National Association for Gifted Children.

Her motto is Risk Joy.