Cole is made up of many families from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. It is important that we have a better understanding of the similarities and differences that make our school such an amazing place to be.
Dorina Lazo Gilmore grew up in a Filipino-Italian-Chinese-Hawaiian family cooking with her mama, aunties, and grandmas. Dorina loves to create healthy recipes and share stories in the kitchen with her daughters and friends. Dorina has a bachelor’s degree in English and journalism and an MFA degree in Children’s Literature. She is the author of 3 books for children, including the award-winning CORA COOKS PANCIT. She lives in Fresno and does an amazing job connecting with students and encouraging them to read. Her assembly on October 31, 2019 at Cole was highly engaging for students and staff alike.