Laura was an elementary classroom teacher for 14 years, most recently with the Lake Oswego School District in Oregon. She has taught 2nd – 5th grades in self-contained and departmentalized settings, straight grades, and blends. Laura’s areas of expertise include differentiated instruction, assessment strategies, professional learning communities, and multiple intelligences theory. She enjoys the challenge of combining art, music, movement, and literacy skills to create math lessons and activities that engage all learners. Laura earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Oregon and an MS in Curriculum and Instruction from Portland State University.