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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

A Special Thank You To Georgia Teachers

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6), we would like to thank all Georgia teachers for their commitment and dedication to helping students achieve their dreams. Teachers change lives and...

May 2, 2016 - 9:27am
Education Matters

New Math And Reading Professional Development From PBS TeacherLine

PBS TeacherLine is the award-winning and premier research and standards-based resource for PreK-12 educator online professional development! PBS TeacherLine offers more than 80 facilitated courses...

April 26, 2016 - 9:30am
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2016 Class For Georgia Writers Hall Of Fame Announced

Five new members, including the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize, have been elected to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame at the University of Georgia Libraries. For the second year, the...

April 21, 2016 - 11:14am
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GPB Hosts Dinosaur Train Family Screening For Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month and GPB helped spread the word with a special Dinosaur Train screening on April 10. “Junior Conductors Academy” is a new episode in which Buddy and his...

April 18, 2016 - 9:59am
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Georgia Educator Named 2016 PBS LearningMedia Lead Digital Innovator

This week, PBS announced the 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators. Now in its fourth year, the program honors educators from across the country who exemplify excellence in using technology and...

April 13, 2016 - 9:05am