Laurie is a Greeley native. She is a licensed special education teacher with endorsements in mild, moderate and severe needs; affective with additional endorsements in English and working towards her math endorsement. She has been teaching for 20 years in settings a such as youth corrections facilities, charter schools, college prep schools and other public-schools. For five years she was a self-contained classroom teacher at South Valley Middle School. Laurie has vast experience and knowledge in interventions and response intervention strategies. Laurie’s past experiences include serving in the Army as a military police officer. She also volunteered as a victim advocate in the Greeley police department. Laurie’s present passion is working one on one with students. It’s her joy to “watch the light go off” when students get what they are learning. In her spare time, Laurie can be found playing volley ball, kickboxing, crocheting or watching movies. Laurie thinks Kokua is an incredible program and she’s excited to be the Education Director at Kokua Recovery.