Laurie has over 30 years experience in public education in Colorado. She began her career teaching in Northwest Aurora and then served as a math coach, AP, and Principal in an Expeditionary Learning School. Laurie was the Head of School of SOAR Charter School in Denver for 4 years and is currently serving as the Interim Principal at Cole Arts and Sciences Academy in Denver. Laurie earned her B.A. in Elementary Education from Metropolitan State College and her M.A. in Educational Administration from the University of Colorado. Laurie is actively involved the educational community in Colorado focused on educational reform, equity, and teacher development. Her work is focused on supporting teachers and leaders in diverse schools to ensure that all students receive an excellent education.