Laura has been an educator in the state of New Jersey for 20 years. She has been both a classroom teacher and media specialist in grades K-8 and currently as a Library Media Specialist for grades 9-12. She is the author of the best-selling book Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School.
Laura’s goal is to create learning experiences that empower and equip students with necessary skills to effectively produce and consume content across multiple media platforms. She is also driven to enable educators and cohorts in applying these innovative methods and cutting-edge technology in their fields of expertise. Her library makerspace has garnered national attention and has served as an inspiration for schools across the country. She was also a recipient of the National School Boards ‘20 to Watch’ in Educational Technology Leadership for 2014.