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Laura serves as Director of Education at GPB. Her role includes planning and implementing education projects and overseeing educational content for teachers and students. Laura taught middle grades and high school English language arts and journalism for 11 years. Most recently, she served as instructional learning manager at Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning where she managed curriculum and instruction initiatives, including the development of resources and training for Georgia’s early learning programs. Laura is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. She received her master's degree in English Education and her education specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont College.

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Education Matters

PBS TeacherLine Professional Development Courses Start July 13

Looking for professional development credits? PBS TeacherLine provides both facilitated and self-paced courses, so you can decide how, when, and where you want to complete your PD hours! Facilitated...

June 29, 2016 - 9:10am
Education Matters

New Series Explores How Some Animals Defy Gravity

The sky is one of the world’s most challenging places to live, but across the planet an extraordinary range of animals do something we can only dream of – take to the air. Some spend...

June 27, 2016 - 9:44am
Education Matters

New Series ‘The Greeks’ Explores What Made The Ancient Greeks Great

The Greeks, the highly anticipated new three-part miniseries tracing the innovations and legacy of an extraordinary people, airs on GPB, starting June 21, 2016, at 9:00 p.m. ET. In this landmark...

June 21, 2016 - 1:21pm
Education Matters

Summer Learning Activities For Kids

As kids spend time outside the classroom this summer, GPB is releasing all-new content and resources to help keep them active and encourage exploration at home and outdoors with their favorite...

June 17, 2016 - 11:54am
Education Matters

First Annual Old Fourth Ward 5K To Benefit Atlanta's Hope-Hill Elementary

This Saturday, approximately 750 runners will hit the pavement for a good cause! The Hope-Hill Elementary Foundation is hosting the first annual Old Fourth Ward 5K benefitting Hope-...

June 15, 2016 - 1:52pm