Laura has served as LESA’s Director of Educational Resources since July 2013.  Her primary responsibilities include planning professional development for principals and teachers, leading curriculum writing teams, managing LESA’s STEM/LEGO lending library, and serving as a connector for educational resources to schools.

Before her call to LESA, Laura served as a teacher then principal at Abiding Savior for 15 years. A product of St. Louis Lutheran education, she graduated from Salem, Affton and Lutheran High School South.  Laura earned a Bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, a Master’s degree in educational administration from Lindenwood University, and colloquy through CUENET/Concordia University, Chicago.  She has completed the SLED program (LCMS School Ministry leadership program) and is a Van Lunen Fellow. Laura’s home congregation is St. John’s Lutheran in Arnold, Missouri.