Meet our Teachers
Laura first started learning German as a freshman in high school in 2000. Her high school had and still maintains a strong German program today. In deciding which path to pursue in post-secondary studies, she knew that she wanted to study abroad in Germany. She also had an admiration for her high school German teacher who inspired her to study German Education. Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois offers this unique major. Laura spent the 2007 spring semester at Universität Bonn in Bonn, Germany. She then graduated from ISU in May 2008 and had five full sections of German at a high school in Aurora, Illinois. Laura taught German levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 at the high school level for eleven years before resigning in May 2019 to be a stay-at-home mom. She would like to continue sharing her love for the German language and culture by teaching from home while taking care of her young children.