Laura Roussel is the supervisor of elementary education for Ascension Public Schools, Louisiana. Roussel started her career as a classroom teacher, and has worked as a district-level teacher coach and a TAP master teacher in Ascension Public Schools. After working as a TAP master teacher, Roussel worked as a state-based executive master teacher for the Louisiana Department of Education and as a district-based executive master teacher for Ascension Parish Schools. During this time, Roussel also took on a position in Ascension Parish where she worked specifically with principals as a coach and support partner. Roussel has also worked for NIET as a project director, leading the implementation of a federal grant for an innovative principal preparation program in partnership with Texas Tech University.