Primary/Junior and Intermediate Generalist, Senior English Teacher, SSAT and ACT Coach
Laura is a graduate of the Master of Teaching program at the Ontario Institute
for Studies in Education, where she gained her qualifications to teach
English, History, Math and Special Education at the Primary/Junior, Intermediate,
and Senior Levels. She completed the Honours BA program at University
of Toronto Mississauga, with a double major in English and History. She
is a published historian and educational researcher. Laura's educational
research is entitled 'Taking the "Dis" out of "Disability":
how a community of teachers work to empower students with disabilities
in an ableist education system'.
Laura has 10 years of experience teaching and mentoring youth and children within public education, post-secondary, and recreational settings. She has worked as a senior career educator, swimming instructor, and camp director. Laura also has spent years as a one-on-one mentor for both teacher candidates and students with disabilities. She is trained on the Wilson Reading Program and enjoys working with young students who are learning to read and write. Additionally, she is a trained SSAT coach and ACT coach and enjoys guiding students though this test-taking process.
For the last two years, Laura has been teaching English, History and Math in London, England, where she applies the insight gained from her research to her approach and practice in the classroom.
Laura has an uncanny ability to develop meaningful connections with students that allow them to see their full potential, and stretch them to fulfill that potential on their own.