Laura has loved children since she was a child herself and has enjoyed teaching children of all ages— preschool through high school. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, by beloved Christian parents of five, she benefitted from a solid biblical foundation before she left home to attend Baylor University and later graduate from the University of Texas at Austin (Hook ’em Horns!).
Upon graduating college, she launched an active sportswear clothing line that she sold to upper end sportswear stores and pro shops. Several years later, as she considered what it would require to continue expanding her business, she began sensing God calling her to teach. Ultimately, she made the decision to return to U.T. and earn her teaching certification in English and speech. At the same time, she worked in development for Austin’s public television station and as a tutor for the University of Texas in men’s athletics.
Soon after she completed her certification, Laura heard from a friend about a new kind of school he and a group of couples were planning to open the following fall. She said she had never felt a stronger call on her life than the one to join that classical Christian school, Regents School of Austin (RSA), as a teacher in 1992. Laura worked at Regents for eight years, teaching first and second grades, sixth–eighth humanities, and seventh grade language arts.
She went on to marry her devoted husband, Doug, raise two boys, now 18 and 19, serve on the RSA board, and send her boys to RSA (with a lovely but brief stint of homeschooling). Laura joined Wilson Hill Academy in 2016 and delights in teaching her students how to advance their writing skills to the glory of God.
In her spare moments, she enjoys spending time with family, designing interiors and landscapes, gardening, travel adventures, hiking and reading.