Lani spent nearly twenty years as an English/Language Arts teacher with the Westerville City School District in Westerville, Ohio. She practiced formative assessment, differentiated instruction, and sound grading practices in her classroom.
As an ELA department facilitator, Aquino worked with staff members on developing and understanding the practice of formative and summative assessments in their own classrooms. She was also involved in creating the Literacy Framework for the district to align the district's language arts curriculum to the Ohio Academic Standard.
Lani co-authored the ELA series, The Common Core: Clarifying Expectations for Teachers and Students. She also contributed to the prior ELA series presented by AAA which focused on the Ohio Standards.
Lani holds an M.A. in Teaching and Learning from Nova Southeastern University and received her B.A. in Elementary Education from The Ohio State University. She is certified to teach grades 1-8.
Lani enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, music, movies, and spending time with family and friends. She is currently working from home while focusing on the newest addition to her family in June of 2013.