BS in Mathematics Education and a minor in Computer Science from Andrews University in 2008
MA in Educational Psychology with a general emphasis from Andrews University in 2018
Laura graduated from Andrews University with her bachelors in 2008 and her masters in 2018. She got married in 2011 to Nathan and has settled down in Berrien Springs. Laura is the middle of seven children and loves to spend time with her family and friends. One of her favorite activities is scrapbooking with her sisters. She loves to play board games like Boggle, Scabble, Splendor, Settlers of Catan, and Risk. Laura enjoys teaching, tutoring and loves to learn.
December of 2006, Laura traveled with 20 other students from Andrews University to Honduras to help at the orphanage. They put on a VBS and she enjoyed helping the children learn more about Jesus. Laura is very active in her church in Buchanan, MI and loves to share Jesus with others.
Currently, Laura is participating in assessment activities by listening to webinars and reading journal articles on assessment. Laura has a variety of software that she is learning and helping others learn how to use including but not limited to SPSS, Class Climate (survey tool), and Tableau. She is also learning how to make a dashboard with MS Word and Excel to present important data. Laura is a member of the Association of Institutional Research. Laura has applied for graduate school to start her PhD in Evaluation, Measurement, and Research in the Spring of 2022 at Western Michigan University. She is excited about getting her PhD and can't wait to use the information for her work.