Ms. Laura Compton

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Ms. Laura Compton

I’ve spent most of my adult life in different parts of the country teaching people to think about, understand and take care of the world, but I've learned my favorite place to do each of those things is in elementary school classrooms.

I took a break from journalism and technology a few years ago while my own children were very small, but as they began attending school, so did I--first as a parent volunteer and then as an instructional assistant at their school.

After spending a number of years as an IA in the Cupertino Union School District, I was recently able to go back to school myself to earn a credential and masters in education from San Jose State University. My kindergarten classroom is a community where we work together to create room for everyone to learn and grow.

When I am not at school, I spend time with family and friends, hiking in the redwoods, reading good books, going on adventures, and making music together.