Laura is a veteran independent school teacher and administrator, who has worked in coeducational and single sex schools. She served for eight years as Head of Upper School at Collegiate School in New York City. Earlier, she directed the Upper School at Kingswood-Oxford School in Connecticut, where she had also chaired the English Department and worked as Director of Public Relations. From 1996 to 1999, Laura was the Head of Upper School at Greenwich Academy. She earned her B.A. in English from the University of Connecticut and her M.A.L.S. with a concentration in poetry and literary theory from Wesleyan University.