Laura started at Heuser as a substitute teacher in 2016 and then worked as an instructional assistant for Katie Fromholt from 2016-2018. She fell in love with teaching the deaf and in 2018 decided to go back to school for her Master of Arts in early intervention deaf education at Fontbonne University at St. Louis, Missouri. She was an Interprofessional Preparation of Early Interventionists Scholar, which is part of a grant given by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (H325K17008). Her program concentrated on working alongside speech language pathologists to prepare her to work with other professionals in the field of deaf education. Her program also has prepared her to work as an early interventionist by serving families of children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Laura’s next professional goal is to work for First Steps in Kentucky.
One of Laura’s passions is to travel. In the summer of 2019, she attended the A.G. Bell International Symposium in Madrid, Spain. She also went to Kansas City, Missouri in the spring of 2020 to the National Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference, where she presented a poster based on a learning project, “Communication Development in Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing Through Misunderstandings in Parent Interactions.” Laura also enjoys spending time with her Jack Russell mix, Max.