About Laurah J.

Laurah holds a Master of Science from the University of Tennessee in Foreign Language and ESL Education, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Mass Communication from Carson-Newman University. She is licensed to teach PreK-12 ESOL and Middle Grades Language Arts in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Maryland.

Laurah currently works as ESOL Coach for her school district in Maryland. She supports both ESOL and mainstream teachers, helping them improve the quality of their instruction for their English language learners. During her time in the classroom, Laurah worked with students in grades K-8.

Laurah frequently leads professional development for teachers in her school district and has also traveled to Busan, S. Korea to lead professional development for Korean public school teachers. She has presented at a variety of professional conferences such as WIDA, TESOL, and FETC. Laurah is a Google Certified Google Innovator, Google Certified Education Trainer, and has earned both the level 1 and level 2 Google Educator Certifications.

She is also the author of The ESOL Odyssey, Tech It to the Next Level, and proprietor of Tools for Teachers by Laurah J.