Teacher Stories

March 02, 2021

What’s the formula for a positive school experience? For Laurel Springs math teacher, Kelsey Davis, it’s flexibility plus feedback multiplied by encouragement. Kelsey teaches Algebra to Upper School students and describes the steps she took…

February 23, 2021

If her name is familiar, you may already be aware that Samantha Reuning is not new to Laurel Springs. Before becoming an LSS teacher, Samantha was an LSS student! Learn how this alumna-turned-teacher carries on…

February 16, 2021

When someone decides to become a teacher, they already know they’re about to embark on a journey of growth and development. When this teacher is tasked with guiding students through a new educational program, this…

February 09, 2021

When someone decides to become a teacher, they already know they’re about to embark on a journey of growth and development. When this teacher is tasked with guiding students through a new educational program, this…

February 02, 2021

When someone decides to become a teacher, they already know they’re about to embark on a journey of growth and development. When this teacher is tasked with guiding students through a new educational program, this…

December 15, 2020

According to Merriam Webster, physics is a science that deals with matter, energy, and their interactions. For Laurel Springs teacher, Monya Thompson, physics is her favorite subject to teach “due to its practical application.” Naturally,…

December 08, 2020

Julie McCullough is living out her dream. After being involved in sports most of her life, she’s now known as Coach Mac to the grade 9-12 students in her Health and Physical Education classes at…

November 30, 2020

“As I was conducting research at the San Diego Zoo (CRES) for a few Douc Langurs, I found my time talking to the school field trips. I made the realization that I loved teaching.” The…

November 24, 2020

It’s a familiar scene, especially for kids who’ve had inspiring teachers: a room full of dolls and stuffed animals are seated in a semicircle, adorably attentive and patiently waiting for further instruction. Playing school is…

November 17, 2020

In another life, Elizabeth Contreras may have considered becoming a travel-vlogging, panda-raising, rally race car driver, but she’s not about to rewrite history–only teach it. “I do not think I could be anything other than…