Laura provides training and technical assistance for teachers and adult education program administrators primarily in the areas of Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI), ESL Math Standards, and digital literacy. She has developed online professional development courses in the areas of reading, math, and digital literacy for the IL Professional Development Network through the ALRC. She is a certified CASAS trainer providing training in CASAS assessments.
Laura oversees the Illinois Adult Learning Hotline, a free referral service for students seeking literacy, math, English as a Second Language, and citizenship classes or tutoring, as well as prospective program volunteers. She serves on the Leadership Team for the Statewide Outreach Campaign to recruit adult education students to programs across the state of IL.
Laura has been a state trainer for OCTAE’s Student Achievement in Reading (STAR) project since November, 2012. She has presented workshops in reading and math at the state and national level.
Laura holds a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Professional Educator’s License for the state of Illinois with endorsements in Math, Computer Science, and ESL. She worked as a literacy coordinator and instructional transitions manager for an Illinois community college for 9 years and has taught ABE and ESL.