As a senior program specialist, Laura supports schools in Tennessee and South Carolina. She is most excited about the impact that NIET has on low-performing schools and putting powerful tools in the hands of great teachers.
Laura taught for over 20 years in Title I middle schools and fifth grade, including serving as a TAP master teacher and dean of instruction in a Title I charter middle/high school. She also has experience with corrections education, inpatient behavioral health educational therapy, and recovery education.
Laura was raised in the Air Force and attended Department of Defense schools all over the world. She earned her bachelor's in elementary education at the University of Connecticut, a master's in divergent learning from Columbia College, and is a National Board Certified Generalist.