- Enrollment Director
Laura is delighted that her journey in education and administration has led to the Chicago Waldorf School. She has served for close to two decades in progressive education, including work in nonprofits and both public and independent schools. Laura began her career as an outdoor educator in Los Angles, CA. This unique entry point led her to become the founding principal of an environmental alternative public charter high school for inner city youth who were not successful in the traditional school system. Her passion for supporting educators, students and their families has led to various leadership roles including Head of School at the Cloud Forest School in Costa Rica, Deputy Director of Program with Citizen Schools Illinois, and Program Manager with Office of New Schools in Chicago Public Schools.
Laura earned her Masters of Science in Ecological Teaching and Learning from Lesley University and her Bachelor’s Degree from Macalester College. Laura grew up in Evanston, Illinois and is excited to be back in Chicago with her husband and four year old daughter, Amalia.