Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Laura spent her earliest years in either the tropical jungle or exploring the many organisms that lived along the white sandy beaches of the Palauan Islands. As a missionary child in her earliest years, Laura’s family moved to the States when she was nine to put down their roots in Florida.
Laura went on to the University of South Florida and earned a degree in elementary education. She absolutely fell in love with teaching science to 6th graders as her student scientists were eager to explore the world in which they live. Laura received Nationally Board Certification in Early Adolescent Science and earned her master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Laura then served as the Supervisor of Science for Pasco County Schools in Florida, a district of over 74,000 students for eleven years. As the Science Supervisor, Laura had many responsibilities but her love for the outdoors was nurtured through the K-12 environmental education programs she and her team were able to continue to build. The environmental education program grew to include a nationally recognized week-long summer program that immersed learners outdoors doing scientific research to help bridge the learning gap.
Laura is proud to call Tarpon Springs, Florida her home with her two youngest of 5 children still at home. Laura and her family like to spend time on the Gulf in Tarpon and they have an old rustic cabin on the border of the Smokey Mountain National Park in Tennessee. As a previous Curriculum Specialist and Account Manager for Pearson and Savvas Learning, Laura is glad to be part of the Lab-Aids family as they share her passion for science!