George Lucas Educational Foundation

Laura Lavery

Middle School Spanish Teacher

Completed the two-year Teach for America program in Memphis, Tennessee. Currently holds a master’s degree in education with a focus on world language and Spanish. Starting my eighth year as a Spanish teacher for the Franklin Special School District. 

Serves as related arts team leader, grant team representative, and Spirit Night coordinator, and mentors first-generation college students with Tennessee Achieves. Technology presenter at the district, local, and state levels. Avid runner and high-energy personality with a passion for a classroom that produces superior learning as well as student development.


  • Classroom Technology

    How to Use Pear Deck in World Language Classes

    Teachers can set up engaging, interactive lessons on vocabulary and culture—and check on students’ well-being.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Social and Emotional Learning in a World Language Class

    Monthly visits to a nursing home taught middle school students empathy and built their confidence as they practiced their Spanish.

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