After 30 years in the classroom, Laura retired from teaching and is now the Director of College Counseling at an independent school in Lexington, Kentucky. In addition, Laura is an Associate Professor in the Teacher Leader Program at the University of the Cumberlands. Laura is committed to Equity and Inclusion, most notably attendeding Phillips Exeter Academy's Exeter Diversity Institute: “Harkness discussions, self-reflection, experiential learning, collaboration to gain powerful insights about educating students in environments that are ever more diverse and intercultural”

Laura lives in Lexington, KY with her husband Teague and her son Griffin. She enjoys traveling, reading, and visiting with friends. 

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, KY, 2013, Dissertation: “Effectiveness of Mathematics Interventions on Closing the College and Career Readiness Gap in an Urban Kentucky School District”
M.A. in Secondary Education, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY, 1999    
B.A. in Secondary English Education, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1992  

Presentation at NACAC: College Applications: The Importance of Managing the “Helping” Parent 
PoCC and ISACS Presentations: 
“Understanding Implicit Bias” and  “Psst . . . Your Implicit Bias is Showing”        
“Recognizing Implicit Bias in Yourself, Your School, and Your Curriculum”
“Creating an Inclusive Curriculum”

  • Program Planning and Assessment
  • Diversity Trainer
  • College Planning & Advising