Phone: 208-350-4200


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts Masters in Special Education

Miss Laura

Welcome to Miss Laura's page!  Let me tell you a little about myself.  I am originally from Upstate New York and most of my family and long time friends live back east.  I graduated from The State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany) many years ago, moved around the U.S., and ended up making a home in Boise, Idaho.  I've been here for over 20 years now and raised two children as Idahoans.  I have a young adult daughter and son and a dog named Titus.  

I found my way into special education by chance.  I started substitute teaching for extra income in 2007 and began to work in special education classrooms at all levels.  I loved it!  Before long, I was working every day.  I ended up taking a permanent position in a Junior High School program and was fortunate enough to work for a great teacher who mentored me.  I remained there for six years and decided to return to college to enter a Masters in Special Education program at Boise State University.  Though I thought I wanted to remain at the Junior High level, I accepted a job in the Extended Resource Room at Chief Joseph which was a great decision.  I absolutely love working with elementary level students and working at Chief Joseph.  I have been here now for four years.  

When I'm not teaching and planning, I'm thinking about my teaching and planning.  However, I do enjoy being at home and working around my house and large yard.  I also love to travel and have visited several countries with more to come.  Music is important in my life as is having a great group of friends to laugh and cry with.  When the weather is nice I ride my blue cruiser bike all around Boise.   My motto is live well, laugh often, love much.