About Me

Laura Fricker

Who I am:

Hi! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I’m an alumni from Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Yes, there is an actual place called Farmville. I graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Special Education and currently working on my  Master’s of Science in Special Education. Ever since my first experience in education, as a teacher at a school for students with severe autism, I have lived and breathed both education and special education.

I’m currently a Reading Specialist in an elementary school. Although I work with all ages, I mostly work with our kindergartners, helping them understand the weird world of phonics and letter sounds.

What I’ve done:

As a senior in college, I was chosen as a Virginia Teacher of Promise. I was one of sixty teachers across Virginia to receive this honor.

I was a session presenter at Longwood University’s Education 360 Conference. I presented to current teachers, pre-service teachers, and professors about behavioral interventions for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities.

I was awarded with Longwood University’s Tamara Bird Jones Outstanding Student Teacher Award. This award is given to a pre-service teacher who makes a positive impact at the school they student taught at.


Most importantly: 

I hope to use this blog as a platform to discuss current issues in education, possible fixes for those issues and celebrations in education with you. . . fellow teachers, parents and students.

Thanks again for stopping by!